Media: The Meek in Media

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, Stuart Kuttner, Glenn Mulcaire, Greg Miskiw, Ian Edmondson, Neville Thurlbeck and James Weatherup are to face a total of 19 charges relating to phone hacking, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

All are charged with conspiring to intercept comms between 3 October 2000 and 9 August 2006.

Dennis Publishing is seeking to capitalise on the buzz around road cycling with the launch of Cyclist, a monthly magazine in print and enhanced iPad app format. Cyclist will go on sale on 19 September priced £5, with a print run of 50,000. It will go up against titles including Future Publishing's Cycling Plus and IPC Media's Cycling Active.

ITV has reported adjusted profit before tax of £235m in the first six months of 2012, up 15 per cent year on year, after its production arm had a strong half-year and Euro 2012 helped net ad revenues grow three per cent.

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, returned a record £216m to the BBC in the 2011/12 financial year, following the £121m sale of BBC Magazines and the business making underlying pre-tax profits of £103.5m. The firm's pre-tax profits were £103.5m in the year to 31 March 2012, a decrease of 44.9 per cent compared with the year to 31 March 2011 when BBC Worldwide's share in Animal Planet was sold to Discovery Communications.

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