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BT Sport grabs a million subscribers


As the start of another Premier League season draws ever-closer, BT has revealed that its new sports television package has acquired one million subscribers within three months. Read the full story

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BT Sport signs up Danny Baker and Danny Kelly


BT Sport has announced that Danny Baker and Danny Kelly will be reunited to present a new Friday night football show called Baker and Kelly’s Sporting Phone Out. Read the full story

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ITV secures four more years of England football


English international football will remain on terrestrial airwaves for another four years after ITV agreed a £100m deal to secure rights to qualifying matches. Read the full story

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BT Sport channels will be free for millions

British Telecom today announced that its new sport channels will be free to any BT broadband customer, the first time in two decades that Premier League matches will be “free” to watch. Read the full story

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Newcastle United journalist ban sparks controversy


Newcastle United’s decision to ban a Telegraph reporter over his reports of a dressing room ‘split’ has raised fresh concerns of the power clubs hold over the media. Read the full story

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Premier League rights remain with TalkSport, Radio 5 Live & Absolute


TalkSport, Radio 5 Live and Absolute Radio have put pen to paper on a new deal that sees them keep Premier League football commentary rights for the next three years. Read the full story

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Countdown to madness

A word of warning to any football-phobes ahead of the country’s descent into anarchy and the ensuing, parodic-by-design, media meltdown: batten down the hatches for tomorrow’s transfer deadline day fiasco. Read the full story

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Putting the boo in

What to do with footballers now that they are clearly unworthy of our wholesome, untainted Olympians? Maybe, instead of picking just one pantomime villain to boo and jeer during matches, we should boo and jeer every player, all of the time, every time they touch the ball.

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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