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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:06 UK time, Thursday, 14 October 2010

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

The Guardian says the BBC's coverage of the G20, NATO and climate summits will be cut back because it has spent so much on the rescue of the Chilean miners. It quotes a memo from the BBC's world news editor, saying the cost of reporting the rescue will exceed £100,000.

The Daily Mail says "three of the BBC's best-loved weather presenters are being axed from TV screens". It reports that Rob McElwee, Tomasz Schafernaker and Philip Avery will disappear from news broadcasts next month and moved into back office roles, as part of a shake-up. The Met Office has confirmed that under its new contract there will be fewer on-screen presenters, as part of a drive to deliver 'greater benefits' to the licence-fee payer - but has not confirmed any names.

BSkyB has submitted a last-minute complaint to Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading about YouView, the BBC-backed project to bring video-on-demand to Freeview and Freesat. The Guardian says the media regulator is now likely to delay a decision on whether to launch a full investigation into the service, previously called Project Canvas.

The Sun claims Chris Moyles is plotting to quit Radio 1 to join Capital Radio, which is launching a national service next year.

Wednesday's Times ran a leading article [subscription required], condemning Mark Thompson's decision to sign a letter calling on business secretary Vince Cable to block News Corp's takeover of BSkyB. It says he has "embroiled his taxpayer-funded organisation in a political and commercial battle that it should have nothing to do with."

Links in full

Guardian | Chile miners reporting by BBC squeezes coverage of other events
Daily Mail | Stormy outlook as three weather presenters are axed from BBC screens in cost-cutting drive
Guardian | BSkyB makes 11th-hour submission to Ofcom and OFT in bid to halt YouView
Sun | DJ Chris 'plotting radio 1 escape'
Times | Self-Service Broadcasting

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