The Week: Media news - BBC and C4 revive UKTV bid

A joint bid for Virgin Media's stake in UKTV by BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 is looking increasingly likely following reports that a person close to the deal said it would be "very welcome and very significant".

Previously, the BBC has been cautious about potential partnerships with Channel 4. In September, the broadcasters held talks about a commercial alliance through BBC Worldwide.