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23/12/2009

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 December 2009

The BBC Trust has given the go-ahead, provisionally, to Project Canvas, a joint venture led by the BBC which aims to bring TV on the internet into homes by next Christmas. Competitors are calling foul, though, and Sky tells Steve Hewlett why it thinks the Office of Fair Trading will throw the plans out.

There will be US-style television debates ahead of the next general election in the UK, but what can we learn from the experience of US broadcasters? Veteran TV producer Phil Alonghi's worked on the debates for 25 years and he shares his insights.

Nicholas Coleridge has been with magazine publishers Conde Nast for 20 years. He talks about the challenges to the top end of the market in the current economic climate and the importance of Christmas subscriptions.

And Carolyn McCall, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, remembers her former colleague Sir Bob Phillis, who died yesterday.

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