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Humax is releasing two Freeview+ set-top boxes, one with a 320MB hard drive. Humax releases two Freeview PVRs Viewing of BBC video and audio on the internet via mobile devices boomed at the beginning of the year. BBC mobile video and audio use booms The BBC Trust is consulting on corporation plans to syndicate all its national TV and radio services for mobile devices. BBC Trust looks at 3G TV and radio A landmark cross-channel, cross-platform BBC project looking at Britain from the sky will be led by Andrew Marr. Andrew Marr to explore 'Britain From Above' BAFTA-nominated actress Ruth Wilson and Jericho star Lennie James join the cast of ITV's remake of The Prisoner. 'Jericho' star, Wilson join ITV's 'Prisoner' The BBC Trustees claimed £2,026 expenses for Sky subscriptions in the 2007/8 financial year. BBC Trust claims £2,026 expenses for Sky Jeremy Kyle is to present a weekly radio programme on TalkSport. Jeremy Kyle joins TalkSport Channel 4 commissions three new drama projects, including a film directed by actress Samantha Morton. Samantha Morton to direct drama for C4 An adaptation of controversial 1969 novel Bouquet Of Barbed Wire is in development for ITV1. New 'Barbed Wire' adaptation coming to ITV1 The MD of Fox in the UK hails FX's ratings performance - and takes a dig at the publicly supported terrestrials. Fox boss: FX 'playing with the big boys' Thomson Reuters is planning to launch a business news channel, says a report. Thomson Reuters 'to launch TV channel' Comedian Rory Bremner is the favourite to succeed Des O'Connor as Countdown host, says a report. Bremner 'favourite to front Countdown' The government says it is still against product placement - but may be convinced otherwise. Product placement may be legalised in UK Harvey Keitel signs up to play Detective Gene Hunt in the US version of Life On Mars. Harvey Keitel to play US Gene Hunt R&B singer Chris Brown is to front a dance competition reality series in the US. Brown to front "dance off" reality show The broadcasting regulator abandons some restrictions on the number and timing of TV adverts. Television advert timing rules relaxed ABC is developing a family comedy and seeking Back To You actress Patricia Heaton as its star. Patricia Heaton sought for 'Middle' comedy Gordon Ramsay follows in the footsteps of Jamie Oliver by creating his own TV production company. Gordon Ramsay creates production company The opening instalment of two-part oil business thriller Burn Up drew a strong audience for BBC2 last night. Oil business eco drama thrills for BBC Two Setanta insists it can meet ambitious growth targets thanks to upcoming football events. Setanta: More football will bring subs Virgin is aiming to deliver 200Mbps broadband speeds to homes by 2012, says its CTO Howard Watson. Virgin Media aims for 200Mbps by 2012 ITV1 will air an hour-long documentary on John Darwin, who faked his own death, next week. ITV1 to air 'canoe man' doc next week Groups will attempt to "rehabilitate" one of their friends in a new reality series on Fiver. Fiver sets new reality show, renews 'Sex' Australia's Nine Network will revive renovation reality show The Block next year. 'The Block' reality show revived in Oz ITV1 is piloting a Jim'll Fix It-style show in which Amanda Holden will grant audience members' wishes. ITV1 pilots Amanda Holden 'Wish' show Five has resolved rights issues and will announce a Freesat launch shortly, says the service's managing director. Five 'cleared for Freesat launch' The UK's major internet service providers bow to the record industry's demands to take action on illegal filesharing. Big six ISPs agree to co-operate on piracy Ant and Dec's US primetime TV debut fails to make an impression in the ratings. Ant & Dec show makes weak start in US DAB accounted for 11% of all radio listening hours between April and June, today's RAJAR figures suggest. DAB accounts for 11% of radio listening Neil Fox on Magic 105.4 has the most-listened to commercial breakfast show in London, RAJAR figures show. Neil Fox tops London breakfast for Magic Tuesday's EastEnders recorded the soap's smallest audience since May last year. 'Enders drops to 14-month audience low Five's digital-only channels notched up their largest ever combined share last week. Record share for Five digital channels CBS quashes speculation that Katie Couric could be replaced as the network's Evening News anchor. CBS: Katie Couric's news job is safe Joss Whedon plans to supplement his upcoming Dollhouse series with several webisodes. 'Dollhouse' webisodes to run through series Jamie Hewlett outlines his latest collaboration with Damon Albarn. New Hewlett, Albarn project revealed Ozzy Osbourne will receive a living legend award at this year's Classic Rock Roll of Honour. Rockers name Osbourne as living legend Russian authorities are considering legislation to halt the "dangerous teen trend" of emo culture. Russian authorities 'may ban emos' ITV and the FA plan to put video highlights of selected early-round FA Cup matches on their websites. ITV to cover early FA Cup rounds on web Christian Bale's family decline to comment on his arrest, with his sister saying the issue is "a family matter". Bale sister, mum keep quiet on arrest Veteran broadcaster Sarah Kennedy breaks down while reading a story about a British soldier's heroics. Sarah Kennedy breaks down on air