Claire said "It would look good for the new DG (director-general) to review the decision and protect the over-75s."
Francois told the Financial Times the rebates would not fully offset Sky’s losses, which he estimated to be £623million ($800million) in total.
He also predicted that 80 per cent of customers have paused their sports subscriptions.
Joseph said "It's hard to make money when you get all your content from a small group of powerful suppliers.Podcasts are content that Spotify can own or deal with lots of small providers to get so it's in a more powerful negotiating position."
He added "The DC character roster is really strong IP, so there's a readymade audience.Fiction podcasts have had a bit of a renaissance, so the timing looks good.
"If Spotify doesn't get it, someone else will. And Spotify is gunning to be the number-one podcast platform, even if it costs a lot of cash."
Jamie said “People of all ages are increasingly sharing and discovering news content on social media. Young people are particularly exposed as they are much less likely to get their news from traditional media like the TV news bulletins, which are subject to strict guidelines around impartiality, accuracy, and fairness.
He added that “The flip side is that without social media, some people might never read any news content. What is needed is a levelling up of standards. The online platforms must ensure they have adequate safeguards against the spread of fake news and extreme content to protect all users.”
Jamie said "TikTok really wants to broaden its appeal and we are going to see more structured, more premium content going forward. This ties into the new CEO, Kevin Mayer, coming from Disney. We know him as a deal-maker for content and we're sure to see more partnerships going forward."
Claire said “The moments in time in which the BBC is vulnerable is the six months after the election."
She added that after those initial six months or so in office, “the ability to engineer change is always incredibly limited by the real events that take over.”
Jamie said “In the long term, the attractiveness of the product itself will need to do more of the heavy lifting in reducing churn and boosting engagement, while the cash rewards can be calibrated to effectively support this effort and bring in new users."
Douglas said "The Standard’s biggest challenge is the decline in commuting into London."
London, which saw the highest number of coronavirus cases early on in the outbreak, “is going to be a tougher recovery than some other places because of the fear of the public transport system."
Douglas said “The implication of the question is that there’s a moment where everyone thinks: ‘Now is the moment it all feels normal again.I don’t think we’re ever really going to have quite that moment.”
He said newspaper offices may take a very long time to return to anything “even resembling normal” as newsrooms have shown they can operate with hardly anyone actually sitting in the office building. “Offices will shrink and not all staff will be expected to be at their desk five days a week,” he predicted. “I think a new system of working will start to play out and so we’re not going to return to the industry quite as it was.”
James said "For 5G, US carriers are using Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung." For good reason – Nokia and Ericsson’s research and development has been largely focused around the US. “If the US suppliers can’t sell in their domestic markets, that does raise some questions.”
Yet, things could be about to change. The US has become acutely aware of the gap it has left, one which in other countries has been filled by Huawei. “Developing trusted 5G solutions”, it seems, is now a major ambition of the Trump presidency. Already, the cogs are in motion.