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

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- Yahoo is planning to move its European headquarters from London to Switzerland, with 70 of its top managers in the UK told to relocate or potentially lose their jobs. - Financial Times, 14 March

- Sky Italia, the News Corporation-owned Italian satellite TV platform, has filed a complaint at the European Commission attacking its chief rival Mediaset. It claims that a law adopted last month, allowing the Italian football league to sell its TV rights collectively for the first time, instead of the current system of clubs selling their TV rights individually, favours Mediaset. - Financial Times, 17 March

- Freeview's sales hit an all-time high last year, up 64% from 2006. The Christmas sales period contributed a record 3.8 million sales of Freeview set-top boxes. - The Independent, 11 March

- Ofcom has dropped its proposal to create a £300m-a-year public service publisher to provide public service programming. The proposed entity was meant to provide increased competition to public service broadcasters, the BBC and Channel 4, but Ofcom said it will look at other options for providing public service content. - The Times, 13 March

- Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation, has warned that a deterioration in the US economy is dragging down US TV ad revenues. He said he had become "more pessimistic" about the health of the global economy in the past month. - The Times, 11 March

- The BBC has been criticised for spending £500,000 to advertise Doctor Who in cinemas. Viewers, who say the show is already popular, have complained that the adverts are a waste of money. Jackie Brandreth, head of Doctor Who at the BBC, said it was becoming harder to reach younger audiences through television and radio because so many forms of media were competing for their attention. - The Daily Telegraph, 12 March

- GCap Media's plan to exit digital radio platform Digital One has been put on hold pending its takeover by Global Radio. It is understood GCap has been forced to hold off on the sale of its stake in Digital One, which it had planned to sell to Arqiva, while takeover talks continue with Global. - The Times, 11 March

- Centaur Media, owner of Marketing Week and The Lawyer magazines, is calling in advisers to carry out a strategic review that could lead to a management bid to take the company private. JP Morgan Cazenove is in pole position to be appointed, after a beauty parade instigated by chairman and founder Graham Sherren. - The Sunday Times, 16 March.

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