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Media Business Correspondent — Guardian
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Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.

AOL to close MyDaily and ParentDish

theguardian.com — AOL is to shut the glossy women's site MyDaily and parenting site ParentDish as part of a restructures to focus on key global brands including HuffPost, TechCrunch and Engadget. AOL UK launched MyDaily in 2010 in a major push to target 35- to 44-year-old women.

Daily Star Sunday editor Peter Carbery expected to depart

theguardian.com — Peter Carbery, the editor of the Daily Star Sunday, is understood to be leaving as the tabloid moves closer to a combined seven-day operation with sister title the Daily Star. Carbery, who was appointed editor in September 2013, is expected to depart after this week's edition is put to bed on Saturday, according to sources at Express Newspapers.

Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege

theguardian.com — Television news organisations are to be asked by Scotland Yard to consider not broadcasting live images of police or special forces preparing to storm any terrorist siege in London to avoid jeopardising the lives of hostages or armed forces trying to rescue them.

Downton Abbey's future in doubt after Julian Fellowes fails to commit

theguardian.com — The future of ITV hit Downton Abbey could be in doubt after it emerged that writer Julian Fellowes has yet to commit to a seventh series of the popular period drama. It follows reports that this autumn's series could be the last after some of the show's younger stars were said to be in talks to follow in the footsteps of star Dan Stevens and pursue work in America.

Virgin Radio could return to airwaves in digital reboot

theguardian.com — Virgin Radio could return to the airwaves as part of one of two rival bids to run the next wave of national digital radio stations. The return of Richard Branson's Virgin brand is part of a bid put forward by Sound Digital, a consortium of TalkSport owner UTV Media, Magic parent Bauer and transmission business Arqiva, to run the second national digital radio multiplex.

Reality check: is this the end for Downton Abbey?

theguardian.com — According to the Daily Mirror, some of the show's younger stars are said to be in talks to follow in the footsteps of Dan Stevens and try and pursue work in America. According to the Daily Mirror, some of the show's younger stars are said to be in talks to follow in the footsteps of Dan Stevens and try and pursue work in America.

Andrew Miller to stand down as chief executive of Guardian Media Group

theguardian.com — Andrew Miller is to stand down after almost five years as chief executive of the Guardian Media Group (GMG), during which time the company behind the Guardian and Observer newspapers and theguardian.com has expanded overseas and increased digital revenues.

Bloomberg switches off comments in website redesign

theguardian.com — Bloomberg has removed the option to comment on its stories after a relaunch of its flagship business website. Bloomberg Business - the new home for all content from bloomberg.com and businessweek.com - was given a "soft" launch on Tuesday night, with no facility to comment on published articles.

Ex-News UK director joins former colleague Stefano Hatfield at High50

theguardian.com — Ian Clark, the former News UK director who ran short-lived free sheet thelondonpaper, has been hired as group chief executive of over-50s online community High50. The move will see Clark rejoin ex-colleague Stefano Hatfield, former editor of thelondonpaper and ex-editorial director at the struggling London Live TV station, who took the role of editor-in-chief at High50 in May.

David Beckham's TV ad for whisky cleared by advertising watchdog

theguardian.com — David Beckham's TV ad for whisky brand Haig Club has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog, despite complaints that the former footballer's endorsement promotes drinking among children. The commercial, from Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie, features Beckham and a well-groomed group of trendy friends converging on what looks like a Highland estate to share a weekend and a tipple of scotch together.
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Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege gu.com/p/45bec

Jan 29, 2015

Downton Abbey's future in doubt after Julian Fellowes fails to commit gu.com/p/45ba7

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Virgin Radio set to return to UK airwaves following deal with TalkSport owner UTV Media theguardian.com/media/2015/jan…

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