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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 11:53 UK time, Thursday, 1 July 2010

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

The BBC Trust is speeding up curbs on the pay of the corporation's top stars and managers. Its chairman Sir Michael Lyons says he's changed his mind after talking to licence payers - he now wants the BBC to name the performers who receive the most reports the Telegraph. He's also told the BBC to speed up a 25% cut in its senior management paybill.

Top BBC executives have volunteered to forego a month's pay says the Financial Times.

According to the Guardian and Financial Times BT Vision is now offering Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 for the first time, after a competition ruling. But Sky has put up its price overnight, which means BT will find it harder to make a profit on the channels.

Variety reports that the latest name to be linked to a bid for the Five TV channel is the founder of Endemol, John de Mol.

In the Guardian Roy Greenslade asks who else is bidding for Five - and does it really matter who buys it?

The newspapers focus on the contrasting Wimbledon fortunes of Roger Federer and Andy Murray, says the BBC newspaper review.

Links in full

Neil Midgley | Telegraph | BBC told it must reveal salaries of biggest names
BBC | BBC Trust wants to publish star salary bands
Ben Fenton | Financial Times | BBC chiefs to take cut in pay
Richard Wray | Guardian | Sky wrongfoots rival BT by raising prices
Ben Fenton | Financial Times | BSkyB to raise cost of sports channels
Steve Clarke | Variety | De Mol mulls a bid for U.K. TV web Five
Roy Greenslade | Guardian | Who will buy Five - and does anyone care?
BBC | Newspapers shocked at Roger Federer's Wimbledon exit

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