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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:09 UK time, Monday, 1 November 2010

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

News Corporation is expecting to notify the European Commission this week of its intention to bid for the 61% of BSkyB it does not already own. The Guardian reports that the move will formally kickstart a regulatory process that could result in its offer being blocked by the business secretary, Vince Cable.

Peter Kirwan says in the Guardian that on-demand TV services are set to flood the market, and competition is increasing between YouView, BSkyB and Virgin Media.

Matthew Bell in the Independent on Sunday says the BBC doesn't want anyone to know about its bunker at Wood Norton, near Evesham.

Labour's shadow culture secretary Ivan Lewis writes in the Guardian that "The BBC is too important to be left to dubious deals made in undue haste and a PM who is cavalier about its independence from government".

Mr Lewis was responding to reports in the Telegraph that David Cameron "ignited a furious row about the funding of the BBC, after he described the corporation's six-year funding freeze as "delicious" and poked fun at it sending three reporters to his Brussels press conference"

The Times says [subscription required] ITV is set to lose £10 million in ad revenue after Daybreak, its breakfast show, suffered a slump in ratings. Media buyers representing companies such as Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg's are to demand a reduction in ad rates.

The BBC's newspaper review shows the screening of air freight comes under scrutiny in the papers, following the discovery of two bombs on US-bound cargo flights.

Links in full

James Robinson | Guardian | News Corp seeks European approval for takeover of Sky
Peter Kirwan | Guardian | YouView and on-demand TV: the battle behind the screens
Matthew Bell | Independent | The BBC bunker they don't want you to know about
Ivan Lewis | Guardian | Labour will stand up for the BBC, make no mistake
Telegraph | Cameron sparks row over 'delicious' BBC cuts
Alexi Mostrous | Times | Daybreak set to lose £10m in ad revenue as audience plummets
BBC | Newspaper review

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