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Sky Sports customers get free fibre broadband in pay-TV war with BT

Sky Sports customers get free fibre broadband in pay-TV war with BT

Sky is to give free fibre broadband to Sky Sports TV subscribers in a counter-offensive against BT's free TV football offer for its broadband customers.

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Rupert Murdoch takes direct control of Fox News after chairman Ailes is forced out

Rupert Murdoch takes direct control of Fox News after chairman Ailes is forced out

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has been forced out of the company after facing allegations that he sexually harassed junior colleagues, including presenters Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly.

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Channel 4's 'We're the superhumans' is a joyous ride from the first frame

Channel 4's 'We're the superhumans' is a joyous ride from the first frame

Social video expert Unruly reviews "We're the superhumans", the latest viral video by 4Creative.

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Vaizey: Channel 4 review was Whittingdale's agenda and may be scrapped

Vaizey: Channel 4 review was Whittingdale's agenda and may be scrapped

Channel 4 may now be unlikely to be considered for privatisation, according to former culture minister Ed Vaizey, who said that the review into the broadcaster's future was part of the agenda of his former...

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TV ad market holds up in third quarter despite Brexit jitters

TV ad market holds up in third quarter despite Brexit jitters

The TV ad market has held steady since the Brexit vote and Theresa May's early appointment as prime minister has encouraged most marketers to stick to their spending plans, according to two of Britain's...

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Sky and BT up the ante as TV football costs soar

Sky and BT up the ante as TV football costs soar

The broadcasters, which share Premier League rights, are finding fresh ways to retain existing customers and attract new ones as they battle to become the dominant football voice on TV.

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Pick of the week: Channel 4 "We're the superhumans" by 4Creative

Pick of the week: Channel 4 "We're the superhumans" by 4Creative

The sequel to "Meet the superhumans" makes Brittaney Kiefer more excited for the Paralympics than the Olympics,

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Freesat picks Mr President to launch new brand campaign

Freesat picks Mr President to launch new brand campaign

Freesat, the free-to-air digital TV service, has appointed Mr President as its lead creative agency after a competitive pitch.

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Channel 4 launches TV and advertising research PhD with Durham University

Channel 4 launches TV and advertising research PhD with Durham University

Channel 4 has teamed up with Durham University's psychology department to launch a PhD course in the behaviour of television watching and advertising.

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Channel 4's 'Superhumans' work confirms the channel's role as a public asset

Channel 4's 'Superhumans' work confirms the channel's role as a public asset

Dougal Wilson's Channel 4 Paralympics spot highlights all that is great about the broadcaster, writes Jeremy Lee.

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BBC reshuffle leaves marketers excluded from leadership team

BBC reshuffle leaves marketers excluded from leadership team

A BBC shake-up means the broadcaster's chief marketing officer, Philip Almond, no longer has a place on its executive team.

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John Hegarty's incubator creates launch campaign for Simba mattress start-up

John Hegarty's incubator creates launch campaign for Simba mattress start-up

John Hegarty has created the launch campaign for a new mattress brand, Simba, with a suggestive 40-second TV spot.

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'The superhumans' return in Channel 4's Paralympic sequel

'The superhumans' return in Channel 4's Paralympic sequel

Channel 4 is launching a follow-up to its Cannes Grand Prix-winning "Meet the superhumans" campaign for the 2012 Paralympic Games with an ad featuring 120 people with disabilities.

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BBC Euro 2016 final coverage thumps ITV with 13.6m audience peak

BBC Euro 2016 final coverage thumps ITV with 13.6m audience peak

Portugal's 1-0 victory over France on Sunday night hit a peak audience on BBC One of 13.6 million, with the channel's audience figures beating ITV by five to one.

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RKCR/Y&R campaign for BBC Olympics coverage suggests Bolt may be a cheetah

RKCR/Y&R campaign for BBC Olympics coverage suggests Bolt may be a cheetah

The BBC has kicked off the campaign for its coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August with a first ad from RKCR/Y&R, which aired off the back of Andy Murray's victory in the Wimbledon men's final...

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Sky heralds robot-driven future by reducing humans in production

Sky heralds robot-driven future by reducing humans in production

Sky is taking a major step towards the automated future of work in TV production by announcing 46 redundancies at Sky News and Sky Sports.

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A&E Networks picks IP Network for EMEA ad sales

A&E Networks picks IP Network for EMEA ad sales

A&E Networks has entered into a new ad sales partnership with IP Network, the international TV sales house within RTL Group, for its channels across EMEA.

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Usain Bolt becomes the face for new insole brand Enertor

Usain Bolt becomes the face for new insole brand Enertor

Usain Bolt is the launch face for sporting insole brand Enertor, with a spot from VCCP launching over the weekend.

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Chinese plot to form rival football competition to Champions League

Chinese plot to form rival football competition to Champions League

China's richest man is planning to launch a rival football competition to the Champions League by luring top European clubs into a breakaway league.

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Sky Cinema launches with stardust ad campaign and E.ON sponsorship

Sky Cinema launches with stardust ad campaign and E.ON sponsorship

Sky is promoting the launch of Sky Cinema, its rebranded suite of movie channels, with a nostalgic ad featuring quotes from well-known films.

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