The Guardian Media Briefing on September 23, 2015.

Media briefing
Wednesday 23 Sep 2015
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Richard Holloway questions BBC decision to shift dance show in schedules and believes Simon Cowell’s ITV talent series may have ‘finite lifespan’
Advertising Standards Authority rules overall message of posters for cosmetics company was sexually suggestive, but not enough to cause widespread offence
Post-watershed series retelling the Trojan war set to be ‘unlike anything’ shown previously on the channel
Surprise move could mark a reduction in state commitment to Qatari-owned media group amid falling oil prices
Aardman, also behind Wallace and Gromit and Morph, makes first move to set up permanent studio outside UK since being founded in 1972
Comments from Michael Grade come as more than 40% of viewers and listeners say the corporation should do fewer entertainment shows
Nine UK-based bloggers on list published by Bangladesh group Ansarullah Bangla Team, who have been blamed for a series of murders
Michael Grade says corporation cannot be put into competition for revenue as green paper questions suitability of licence fee as long-term source of funding
Richard Walker, who edited Sunday tabloid and launched The National daily paper, and Tony Carlin, editor of the evening paper take voluntary redundancy
ITV’s fortunes have been intertwined with those of the BBC since being founded in 1955. Now, with the Corporation’s future under scrutiny, it’s also the time for Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster to think about its role

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