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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 09:34 UK time, Tuesday, 29 June 2010

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

the Guardian reports that commercial radio could include direct commercial references in programmes, under proposed new rules from Ofcom. The move is designed to ensure radio is not put at a disadvantage once product placement is allowed on commercial television. TV programmes which include paid-for products will have to show a symbol on the screen.

Also in the Guardian, Polly Toynbee says the government should stop Rupert Murdoch buying the 61% of BSkyB it doesn't already own because it is not in the public interest.

Senior managers at the BBC will be paid at least 10% less than their equivalents in the commercial sector, according to the Telegraph.

The Guardian says that nearly 18 million viewers watched England crash out of the World Cup on Sunday afternoon, an 82% share of the TV audience.

The BBC reports that Television Centre is celebrating its 50th birthday.

The BBC newspaper review highlights an unlikely headline - "A proud day for British sport" - given the football-induced misery of recent days, but Andy Murray's latest win is on many of the newspaper front pages.

Links in full

Jason Deans | Guardian | Ofcom's timetable for product placement
Polly Toynbee | Guardian | Only Vince Cable can halt the Foxification of UK news
Neil Midgeley | Telegraph | BBC to cap senior pay
Jason Deans | Guardian | 18 million tune in for German whitewash
BBC | BBC TV centre turn 50
BBC | Newspaper review

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