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Amazon to bid for Premier League rights

Amazon.com plans to bid for the rights to stream Premier League matches in the upcoming auction in the UK, according to a source familiar with the matter, part of a broader strategy to bring more sports content to its global

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More brands join Google ad boycott

Google, the primary revenue driver for Alphabet, announced changes to its advertising policies after major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content

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BBC planning global radio push

British public broadcaster, the BBC, plans to launch a “Netflix of the spoken word” to take its radio content beyond the UK. Director-general Tony Hall in a London speech on Wednesday said that the BBC plans to offer all of its audio content, in addition to its BBC

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BBC iPlayer app launched in SA

The BBC has launched its iPlayer radio app in South Africa and markets around the world, allowing users to tune into the British public broadcaster’s wide range of radio stations streaming on the Internet. Available in

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The new Top Gear reviewed

An episode of Doctor Who, one of the BBC’s other flagship shows, once saw Clara Oswald jumping into the Doctor’s time stream, getting split up into multiple versions of herself across the fabric of time and space. “The soufflé”, she explained

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For the BBC, Top Gear dare not fail

The BBC is revving up for the return of a reformed Top Gear, one of its most popular and profitable programmes, with a new cast of presenters. The revamped show will be broadcast more than a year after Jeremy Clarkson left following his verbal and physical assault

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How the Internet is re-scripting television

Earlier this month, YouTube’s new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, YouTube Red, launched its first swag of “original” programmes. This followed news of significant rights acquisitions by SVOD services at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals

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Encryption move cost SA 10 000 jobs: claim

Government’s decision not to mandate the use of an encryption system in set-top boxes for digital terrestrial television “probably cost South Africa 10 000 jobs”, the head of one of the country’s largest electronics manufacturing companies has claimed. CZ Electronics chief operating

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