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- Emap chairman Alun Cathcart could be ousted by shareholders if his plan to break up the company - by selling off its publishing and radio arms - fails to deliver. The plan, which involves bringing in ex-managing director Sir David Arculus, could be activated if Emap fails to net expected revenues for its numerous business units. - The Sunday Times, 21 October

- Charles Sinclair, the chief executive of Daily Mail owner DMGT, could step down later this year. Sources close to DMGT said headhunters have been appointed to find a replacement. - The Observer, 21 October

- The BBC Trust has approved director-general Mark Thompson's radical six-year plan for the Corporation. Thompson's plan, aimed at making up for its lower-than-expected licence fee settlement, will see a net reduction in head count of about 2,000 full-time jobs. By 2013, 10 per cent fewer programmes will be commissioned. - Financial Times, 19 October

- ITV is facing a fine of up to £70m following revelations over its deceit of viewers through premium-rate phone-in competitions. Unveiling a report into its abuse of such competitions, prepared by Deloitte, ITV said it would compensate those viewers who had been deceived. The compensation bill could top £18m. - The Guardian, 19 October

- Digital switchover began in the UK last week as analogue TV signals were shut down in Whitehaven. The process, which began with analogue BBC2 signals going off air, will finish next month when ITV, Channel 4 and Five go all-digital. - Daily Express, 17 October

- Rough Guides and Dorling Kindersley travel books publisher Penguin will keep a "watch" on BBC Worldwide's integration of Lonely Planet to ensure it does not hamper competition. - Financial Times, 18 October

- AOL is set to slash 2,000 jobs from its global workforce as it grapples with transforming itself from an internet service provider to an ad-supported web company. - The Daily Telegraph, 16 October

- Yahoo! founder and chief executive Jerry Yang has warned that the company must take a new direction if it wants to prosper from the growing online advertising market. His plans include marketing Yahoo! Finance and Yahoo! Sports and turning the site into a "must-buy" for advertisers. - The Independent, 17 October

- The expected launch of a radio version of Sky News looks unlikely after Global Radio pulled out of the planned joint venture. Sky News Radio was expected to launch via a Global Radio AM frequency in London and via Channel 4's digital multiplex next year. - The Guardian, 19 October.

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