Amazon.com gets share of Premier League football rights for first time

Amazon.com auction with of English Premier League football matches grants members of its Prime Video service access to 20 games per season. (Reuters)
Updated 07 June 2018
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Amazon.com gets share of Premier League football rights for first time

LONDON: Amazon.com has won rights to show English Premier League football matches for the first time, granting members of its Prime Video service access to 20 matches per season.
It secured one of two remaining domestic packages available for three years from the 2019/20 season, the Premier League said, with pay-TV group BT picking up the other.
The current rights holders, Sky and, won most of the rights in the earlier stages of the auction in February.


Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Updated 21 June 2018
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Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

HAVANA: Reports in Cuba’s state-run press have long consisted mostly of transcriptions of official Communist Party declarations, but that turgid style appears to be incrementally changing in the wake of Miguel Diaz-Canel becoming president in April.
Cuban journalists said the Political Bureau of the Communist Party, one of the country’s most powerful bodies, recently approved a “New Communication Policy” aimed at giving state media more ability to report news like their colleagues do in other countries.
State journalists say the goal is to compete with the spread of information from alternative online sources. Cuba has one of the world’s lowest rates of Internet use, but access has been expanding rapidly and Cubans who get online can find a nearly unlimited range of non-official media outlets.