Planet Media - This week's media news at a glance

ITN, BBC, Virgin Media, BT, Setanta, Hit Entertainment, Lagardere, Emap, Dow Jones, News Corp, Trinity Mirror, EMI, eBay.

- ITN will supply news, sports, business and weather bulletins in a new partnership with Joost, the internet-television service set up by the founders of Skype. - The Sunday Times, 7 October

- The BBC's two most senior executives, director-general Mark Thompson and his deputy, Mark Byford, are to be questioned this month over the controversial RDF documentary on the Queen. - The Observer, 7 October

- Virgin Media, BT and Setanta have asked Ofcom to examine "major competition issues" arising from BSkyB's bid to launch a "pared-down" version of its pay-TV service on Freeview. The media regulator has already begun a two-month consultation of the plan. - The Daily Telegraph, 5 October

- Children's programming is increasingly being reduced to US imports, cartoons and repeats, with little being invested by broadcasters into quality programming, according to Ofcom. - The Daily Telegraph, 3 October

- Hit Entertainment has quietly put Sooty, the UK's longest-running children's television show, up for sale. - The Financial Times, 4 October

- Hearst, the privately owned US newspaper and magazine publisher behind Cosmopolitan and Esquire, has made an indicative offer of £700m for Emap's consumer magazine division. - The Sunday Telegraph, 7 October

- Lagardere, the French media group, denied reports that it had tabled a bid for any of the businesses owned by Emap. - The Independent, 3 October

- Rupert Murdoch is already making his presence felt at Dow Jones, despite the fact that News Corp's $5bn acquisition is not expected to close until December. - The Financial Times, 8 October

- Trinity Mirror has sold the Racing Post to a group of Irish investors in a deal worth £170m. - The Daily Telegraph, 2 October

- Daily Express owner Richard Desmond paid himself £40.6m last year, according to accounts due to be made public this week. - The Observer, 7 October

- The music industry needs to embrace downloading and move away from CDs if it is to survive, says EMI's new owner, Guy Hands. - The Daily Telegraph, 8 October

- eBay is shaking up the management of its Skype internet phone service and has booked a $1.4bn write-down on the value of the division. - The Daily Telegraph, 2 October

- News Corp president Peter Chernin says Google "could be better" at preventing illegally copied videos from appearing on YouTube. - The Financial Times, 4 October.

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