The Week in Media

YouTube, Google's video site, has launched its first tranche of original content channels in the UK, including channels by Jamie Oliver Food Channel, Mixmag and Netmums. An example is FASH#TAG, launched by Gravity Road in partnership with Bauer Media's Grazia magazine, where users can visit a physical location in Carnaby Street to appear on the channel, along with contributions from fashion video bloggers. Others include Truthloader from ITN Productions, which explores citizen journalism; nature channel On Earth from BBC Worldwide; and The Royals, from Diagonal View/Liberty Bell, with facts on the royal family.

The Times and The Sunday Times will return to divulging corporate sales in their ABC figures after a three-year hiatus, in a move likely to boost the titles' overall circulations by around 19,000 copies.

Bauer Media has welcomed a referral of Global Radio's purchase of GMG Radio to the Competition Commission, despite suffering a knock-back after the Culture Secretary Maria Miller green-lighted the acquisition on plurality grounds.

Channel 4 used Twitter to promote the start of the new series of Fresh Meat by hosting a live-stream question-and-answer session with actors Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas on the social network.

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