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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:19 UK time, Friday, 17 December 2010

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

Coronation Street is to move from its central Manchester studios and join the BBC at the new MediaCityUK development in Salford. The Guardian reports that ITV will build a production centre on a 7.7 acre site at Trafford Wharf, next to the Imperial War Museum North, joined by a bridge to the main complex. ITV will also have a site within the main MediaCityUK operation, housing production and management teams, regional news and support staff.

The new controller of BBC Three is to be Zai Bennett, the director of ITV's digital channels and acquisitions the BBC reports.

The BBC has said it would be willing to hold talks with other arts bodies about the funding of some of the UK's best known orchestras as they face up to government-imposed spending cuts. The corporation funds five orchestras and the BBC Singers. The Guardian reports that Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, told MPs it could discuss closer co-operation between its orchestras and those funded by the Arts Council in order to "get more effective use of public money".

Julian Assange vowed last night to continue publishing highly sensitive US diplomatic cables after he was freed from prison by a judge. The Independent reports that the Wikileaks founder thanked his legal team, the media and "the British justice system itself, where, if justice is not always an outcome, at least it is not dead yet".

The BPI, which represents the record industry, says the Government is not moving fast enough to implement the Digital Economy Act, after more than one billion tracks were downloaded illegally in the UK during 2010. The Telegraph reports that the rate of illegal downloading is growing, with more than seven and a half million UK internet users facing no punitive action.

BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones was visiting the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto when its founder Mark Zuckerberg was named as Time magazine's Man of the Year.

The BBC's newspaper review says the release on bail of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange features prominently in many of the papers.

Links in full

Guardian | Coronation Street to move to Salford's MediaCityUK
BBC | Zai Bennett announced as new BBC Three controller
Guardian | BBC willing to discuss public funding of main UK orchestras
Independent | In the media glare, Assange vows to fight 'smears'
Telegraph | More than a billion songs downloaded illegally in 2010 record industry claim
Rory Cellan Jones | BBC | Zuckerberg: Back from the future
BBC | Newspaper review

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