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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 13:12 UK time, Thursday, 24 June 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

England's World Cup match against Slovenia prompted a 30% rise in internet traffic. At one point, 800,000 people were watching the BBC's live feed, the BBC reports.

But a BBC story finds Declan Donnelly of Ant & Dec missed much of the match because of the power cut in West London.

In the Guardian Roy Greenslade reveals the background to the Rolling Stone interview that costs General McChrystal his job.

Channel 4's new chairman Lord Burns says it doesn't need public subsidy, unlike the previous chief executive Andy Duncan, who pressed the Government for a deal with BBC Worldwide. Despite the plunge in TV advertising, C4 stayed in profit last year, thanks to its digital channels, the Guardian reports.

BBC executives are still taking first-class train journeys, according to a Freedom of Information request by the Daily Mail. The BBC says it only happens when that's the cheaper option or for reasons of privacy or a meeting.

The BBC reports that Google has won a landmark copyright ruling over the use of video material on YouTube.


The BBC Newspaper review says England's World Cup win and the decision by US President Barack Obama to sack the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan vie for the front pages.

Links in full

| BBC England match triggers net surge
| BBC TV star Declan Donnelly misses England World Cup goal
Roy Greenslade | Guardian | Amazing story behind McChrystal interview
James Robinson | Guardian | Lord Burns: Channel 4 does not need public subsidy
Daily Mail | Fat cat BBC bosses still on a gravy train despite vow to end lavish perks
BBC | Google's YouTube wins Viacom copyright case
BBC | Newspaper review


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