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US media giant Gannett is to review its British newspaper unit, Newsquest, citing a tough market, in a move that could lead to its disposal for up to £1.5bn.

The Scotsman, 11 December

Sly Bailey, Trinity Mirror chief executive, will announce a round of head office job cuts this week in what the City regards as the beginning of the end of her time at the newspaper publisher's helm. It is also thought the group could put a number of its regional titles up for sale as well as the Racing Post, which could fetch up to £300m.

The Mail on Sunday, 10 December

Rupert Murdoch could sign a deal with Liberty Media chairman John Malone as early as next week to swap a controlling stake in News Corporation's satellite business DirecTV for Liberty Media's £5.6bn stake in Murdoch's company.

Financial Times, 11 December

BSkyB has advanced in the battle to supply radio news after its distributor UBC Media persuaded Guardian Media Group to broadcast UBC's Sky News Radio package to 10 million more listeners.

The Daily Telegraph, 11 December

Ofcom will begin a new auction of third-generation mobile spectrum when it lays out plans for the sale this week. BT and the main mobile operators are thought to be preparing to bid.

The Times, 11 December

Karren Brady, managing director of Birmingham City football club, has ruled herself out of a similar role at GCap's Capital Radio, citing "unfinished business" at the club.

The Guardian, 9 December

Virgin is to appeal directly to Trade Secretary Alistair Darling for an investigation into BSkyB's purchase of a 17.9% stake in ITV this week. The company is concerned that the investment could affect the Freeview platform, in which ITV has a 40% stake.

Financial Times, 11 December

BBC world affairs editor John Simpson has accused Michael Grade of using his chairman post as a stepping stone to a more lucrative job. Simpson said Grade fumbled the BBC's licence bid and did not embrace the BBC's non-commercial remit.

The Times, 7 December

Walt Disney has secured European live sports rights for the first time with the purchase of US sports channel NASN, previously owned by Setanta Sports and Benchmark Capital.

The Times, 6 December

Google has agreed a broadband alliance with BSkyB that it said would act as a "framework for other global deals" if successful. The two will share revenues from ads aimed at the satellite television company's broadband customers.

The Times, 7 December

Yahoo!'s chief operation officer Dan Rosenweig and Lloyd Brown, who ran its media operation, have resigned after a sweeping reorganisation of the company designed to help it to compete better with internet rivals such as Google and YouTube.

The Times, 7 December.

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