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Jul 11, 2016

The Guardian | U.K. | Media | Media Briefing - July 11, 2016:

Channel 4 must not be sold off and it can weather Brexit, say peers
Broadcaster financially robust enough to cope after EU vote and a profit-hungry owner would reduce news, film production and diversity programming

More on MediaGuardian

BBC won’t get special treatment, says Ofcom boss Sharon White
Corporation must have strong board, tackle complaints first, and reflect diverse nation, says regulator

Today’s headlines

The Guardian
Peers urge government not to sell Channel 4. P10
The tricky task of turning a much-loved children’s book into a TV hit. P26
BBC will not get special treatment, says Ofcom boss. P27
Daily Telegraph
Cliff Richard to sue BBC for coverage of police raid. P10
Matt LeBlanc can lead Top Gear, admits Chris Evans. P12
Interview with the BBC’s John Simpson. P23
BBC lifeboat series Saving Lives. P23
Robert Colville: How I joined the geeks on Only Connect. P24
Financial Times
Rebekah Brooks shows her hand after News Corp return. P24
The TimesPut my co-star in Top Gear driving seat, says Chris Evans. P13
Sir Cliff Richard sues BBC for £1m over raid on live TV. P17
Social media popular for making complaints. P20
Journalist Marie Colvin’s killer ‘rewarded with a car’. P30
Interview with TV producer Tony Garnett. T2 P8, P9
BT goes heard-to-head with Sky as it offers games on mobile app. P43
Obituary: journalist Sydney Schanberg. P49
iSir Cliff Richard to sue BBC and police over raid. P2,13
Radio 3 in two-week 70th birthday party. P3
Matt LeBlanc is top man for Top Gear job, says Chris Evans. P3
Peers warn privatisation ‘would damage’ Channel 4. P19
Family of war reporter Marie Colvin sues Assad over rocket attack. P21
Will Sonder become the Spotify of news? P41
A solid brand in publishing shows a way to growth. P41
Wall Street Journal
Facebook Messenger offers encryption. B3
EU prepares further Google charges. B3
Daily MailCliff Richard to sue BBC for coverage of police raid. P21
Allis Moss impresses as BBC Wimbledon announcer. P77
Daily ExpressCliff Richard sues BBC after his life ‘was turned upside down’. P9
I had to leave Top Gear, says Chris Evans. P23
The SunSunday Times journalist Marie Colvin was targeted by Syrian leaders, say her family. P2
Kelvin MacKenzie: How can BBC fire Tony Blackburn but not Chris Evans? P13
ITV commissions one-off Love Island special. P33
Celebrity First Dates coverage. P33
First picture of Gillian Anderson in the third series of The Fall. P33
Daily MirrorSimon Cowell will call in lawyers if Gary Barlow’s new show copies his TV formats. P3
Assad sued over killing a journalist. P9
Cliff Richard says BBC and police cost him £1m. P11
Chris Evans heaps praise on Matt LeBlanc. P12
Lords pleas to ditch sell-off of Channel 4. P25
Daily StarPeter Andre calls time on reality TV career. P3
Cliff Richard is being lined up for I’m a Celebrity. P3
EastEnders comes under fire for Alfie Moon cancer plot. P11

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