Media: Chatter

"Search needs to be brought under self-regulation. Collecting the levy is about funding for the system." - Bob Wootton, the director of media and advertising at ISBA, on attempts to convince Google to help fund self-regulation of search advertising through the ASA

"The entire TV industry is based, squarely, on the shoulders of a very few talented people with special skills and with longevity. I say cutting their pay is a major mistake."

Graham Norton's production partner, Graham Stuart, is not in favour of the BBC's plan to cut star salaries.

"Licence-fee payers give us their money believing it will be spent on the BBC. To tell them that their money is being siphoned off would be tantamount to breaking a contract."

Sir Michael Lyons, the BBC Trust chairman, on Government plans to hand a chunk of the licence fee to ITV


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