Media: The Week in Media

- Ofcom received more than 45,000 submissions to the review of media plurality prompted by News Corporation's aborted bid for BSkyB. Around 50 responses were from organisations and individuals, about 15,000 from campaigning group Avaaz, and around 30,000 from campaigning community 38 Degrees.

- Global Radio is on the hunt for a new breakfast presenter for flagship London station 95.8 Capital FM, after announcing that Johnny Vaughan was leaving the station.

- The Guardian has put its PaidContent website up for sale with a price tag of $20m (£12.7m), three years after it bought the New York-based digital publishing and events business.

- Spotify has reached 2.5 million paying customers, as the firm continues its subscription drive. The digital music service has accelerated uptake of its paid-for services to help in record label negotiations.

- HMV is making a foray into online movie rentals with its launch last week of a branded on-demand film service, featuring Harry Potter, X-Men and other big-budget titles.

- Time Out Group will expand its daily deals service after acquiring private buying club Keynoir for an undisclosed sum.

The group hopes to boost transactions on its travel websites.

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