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Deal raises fears of 'creeping privatisation' of the police

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Independent producers lick their lips at a lucrative future

Daytime gets a makeover. Comfy sofas are out, prostitution and drugs are in

Alison Sharman, Controller of BBC Daytime, is proud to be bringing true-life horror stories into our living rooms at breakfast time

ITV's Allen wins more concessions from the regulator

BUSINESS ANALYSIS With regional obligations eased, ITV sets its sights on reductions in licence payments

Avis and Pace slump after profits warnings

Shares in Avis Europe and Pace Micro Technology plunged yesterday after the two companies issued warnings about their outlook.

HomeChoice chief in talks with Tessa Jowell to bring digital TV to high-rise households

Video Networks, which relaunched its video-on-demand television service HomeChoice in May, is in talks with the Government about offering subsidised digital television services to help the planned analogue switch-off.

Pace founder steps down as group returns to profit

Pace Micro, the digital television set-top box maker, said yesterday it had swung back into the black and proclaimed a new era of growth in the global market for digital television.

End of the transistor era as Jowell signals analogue radio switch-off

The days of the faithful old transistor radio are officially numbered. Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, has signalled for the first time that the Government is considering a date when they will switch off analogue radio for good.

Television: James Murdoch's generosity comes with a secret price tag

While the BBC and its allies dither, the market leader BSkyB is seizing the initiative and launching a loss-leader. Lucy Rouse reports
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