"Campaign" is speculating this morning that Dentsu is in the driver's seat to snap up Jaguar Land Rover's $500m global media account from WPP's Mindshare. Neither the agency nor the client is commenting on the rumour.
"Press Gazette" is clarifying this morning that the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney does include the Murdochs' 39% stake in Sky News. This could become a 100% holding if the ongoing investigation by the competition authorities gives the proposal the green light.
"The Times" is positioning Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox as the moment Disney readies itself for a major battle between traditional and new media. The paper suggests Disney will launch direct-to-consumer sports and entertainment streaming services and will stop selling its content to Netflix.
Russia Today spend $1031 (GBP767) on Twitter ads during the Brexit referendum, the social network has revealed. The Electoral Commission has asked for clarification as it investigates whether Russia attempted to interfere in the vote, The Telegraph" reports.
Has the spirit of Christmas prompted two bitter rivals to bury the hatchet? Sky and BT have announced they will each carry the other's channels and make them available within a single subscription, Mediatel reports. Currently, Sky Sports and BT Sports, for example, have to be paid for separately.
The Committee of Advertising Practice has announced that, as expected, it will run a consultation programme early next year on a new proposed rule that will ban harmful gender stereotyping in advertising, "Campaign" reports.
An internal enquiry, following whistleblower complaints, led to Duan Evans, international creative director for AKQA, resigning from the WPP-owned agency, "Campaign" reports. The agency did not confirm the nature of the complaints, but revealed that Evans has now left without any compensation.
French lawmakers are proposing that children under the age of 16 will need parent approval to open a Facebook account, "The Telegraph" reports.
London was first, then came Sheffield. This week, York has become the third UK city to deny an application for Uber to carry on operating, "The Telegraph" reports. City councillors cites concerns over Uber's recent belated confession that it has suffered a hack affecting millions of customers and drivers.
A row has erupted between the Government and Facebook over Russian-backed ads during the Brexit electioneering period. The US tech giant said a body linked to Russia paid just 73p on ads during the election period. The Government has accused Facebook of not probing the matter properly, "The Telegraph" reports.