Media: Chatter

"It is very regrettable that Channel 4 caused the excitement that they did, only to dash everyone's expectations." - Simon Cole, the chief executive of the 4 Digital shareholder UBC Media, following Channel 4's decision to pull out of radio

"Product placement isn't allowed over here. The public is always being advertised to without them realising ... so why can't I have an iPod in my video so that it pays for the video to be better?" - The Streets' Mike Skinner joins the product-placement debate

"When there is a downturn of this severity, everybody has got to share the pain - the talent, the independent producers, the in-house producers." - ITV's executive chairman, Michael Grade, calls for ITV stars such as Ant and Dec to take pay cuts.

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