BBC BLOGS - See Also
« Previous | Main | Next »

Media Brief

Post categories:

Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:15 UK time, Wednesday, 1 December 2010

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

The Telegraph Media Group is considering charging for some of its online content, but won't erect a full pay wall like The Times. The news was broken by, which itself charges for its content, limiting readership of the original story. The Independent reports a spokesperson as saying "Absolutely no decisions have been made on the introduction of a paid-content model."

The Guardian reports that a commercial radio group is planning a challenge to the industry's campaign promoting DAB sets as Christmas presents. It says the UKRD-led campaign would "highlight an embarrassing split over the DAB platform." UKRD is preparing its own ads saying: "A DAB radio may be for Christmas but might not be for life".

The BBC and the journalists' union have reached an agreement in principle to resolve a dispute over staff pensions, reports the BBC. The two sides met at conciliation service Acas. In an internal e-mail, the BBC's Director, Business Operations, Lucy Adams said a conclusion had been reached on one outstanding issue. The NUJ said the agreement would be considered by staff representatives on Friday.

The European Commission has launched an investigation into Google after other search engines complained that the firm had abused its dominant position, reports the BBC. The EC will examine whether the world's largest search engine penalised competing services in its results. Google denies the allegations but said it would work with the Commission to "address any concerns".

The BBC newspaper review shows there are more Wikileaks revelations about US diplomatic cables in the newspapers. The Times says the website details how the UK government promised to "limit the scope of the Iraq war inquiry" to protect American interests. The Guardian says it suggests the governor of the Bank of England expressed doubts about David Cameron and George Osborne before the election.

• Read my updates on Twitter

• Read my archive of media stories on Delicious

• Read Tuesday's Media Brief

More from this blog...

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.