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Rihanna takes New York Fashion Week into the streaming age

Rihanna’s designer lingerie show was the talk of New York Fashion Week – but the A-list guests were banned from using their phones after Amazon Prime Video bagged the rights to stream it. Those watching the star-studded catwalk show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center were not allowed to post photos before Amazon streams it from 20 …

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Ofcom gives ‘provisional’ approval to BBC iPlayer changes

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has given “provisional” approval to plans that would enable shows to be available on the BBC iPlayer for longer. The BBC wants to change the iPlayer from a 30-day catch-up service to one where programmes are available for 12 months as standard. After a competition assessment, Ofcom decided the changes could “deliver …

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Comic Relief to cut back on celebrity appeals after Stacey Dooley row

Comic Relief is to send fewer celebrities abroad after criticism that stars like Stacey Dooley were going to Africa as “white saviours”. The charity’s co-founder, screenwriter Richard Curtis, told MPs TV appeals “will be heading in the direction of not using” celebrities abroad. He said they would be “very careful to give voices to people” …

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Huawei: US blacklist will harm billions of consumers

A US move to put Huawei on a trade blacklist “sets a dangerous precedent” that will harm billions of consumers, the firm’s top legal officer said. Speaking at a press conference, Song Liuping said the trade ban would also “directly harm” American companies and affect jobs. Washington recently added Huawei to a list of companies …

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Gavin and Stacey: James Corden announces Christmas special

TV comedy series Gavin and Stacey is set to return for a one-off Christmas special, James Corden has announced. Tweeting a picture of a script, Corden said he and co-writer Ruth Jones had been “keeping this secret for a while”. The Bafta-winning sitcom, about a long-distance relationship between a girl from south Wales and an …

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