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UK PSBs call for prominence on online TV platforms

Monday 15 October 2018 | 17:06 CET | News
The heads of leading UK public service broadcasters (PSBs), including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, have written a joint letter calling on the Government and Ofcom to implement news laws giving their content prominence in the era of on-demand online TV viewing, reports The Guardian.

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