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The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not ‘censorship’ | Gary Younge

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgmentIf there is one thing more damning than the racist cartoon of Serena Williams published in Melb…

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Optus secures Champions League rights weeks after World Cup fiasco

Telco will also broadcast Europa League and Super CupStreaming service remains free until end of monthOptus has won the rights to broadcast the Uefa Champions League in Australia not long after it was heavily criticised for its botched coverage of the …

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Optus World Cup fiasco: SBS to broadcast all group stage games

Company allows simulcasting with free-to-air channel and offers refunds to customers as it tries to head off anger over technical problemsOptus has announced the remainder of the World Cup group stage will be broadcast live on SBS and that it will make…

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SBS to screen all World Cup games for next 48 hours after Optus debacle

Buffering and feed disruptions marred the telco’s streaming of the opening matches from Russia over the weekend SBS has announced that it will broadcast all World Cup games for the the next 48 hours following anger among football fans at repeated disru…

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Optus under fire after World Cup streaming leaves fans frustrated

Telco branded an ‘absolute disgrace’ as stream for Egypt v Uruguay game continuously drops out Optus Sport, which has the rights to broadcast every match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, was at the centre of a social media storm after its live streamin…

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Channel Nine defends David Warner appointment amid criticism

‘An astounding appointment,’ says Karl Stefanovic Warner is banned from playing for ball tampering scandalIn the face of criticism, Channel Nine has defended its decision to employ the banned cricketer David Warner as part of its commentary team for Au…

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Australia enters the unknown with new era of World Cup coverage | Jonathan Howcroft

How will Optus cope with the huge responsibility of bringing the world’s biggest sporting event to Australian screens?The mellifluous ooh sound Les Murray fashioned when forming the word football is the source of vivid Proustian memories throughout Aus…

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Optus to open up World Cup viewing to non-subscribers

Australians able to watch every game in Russia – for a feeOptus also extends Premier League deal until 2022Telecommunications company Optus will open access to the World Cup to non-subscribers ahead of next month’s tournament.While free-to-air broadcas…

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The Last Post has sounded for cricket on Channel Nine – but the great game carries on | Geoff Lemon

Despite a late-life dip the station’s coverage is seeped into our bones – now after 40 years of Benaud, Grieg and Lawry it is RIP for the broadcasterIt’s all about the trumpets. They cut through everything, long shoots of clean brass. Bwaah-bwa-bwaaaaa…

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Cricket Australia’s TV rights battle and why it risks being a disaster it can’t afford

A poor result at the negotiating table would dwarf any reputational damage CA endured after the ball-tampering sagaCricket Australia is preparing for its most decisive week in years as it scrambles to get bidders to the table for the next six-year tele…

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The Commonwealth Games you won’t see: ‘impossible’ rules keep media away

Australia’s two biggest media companies will be watching events on TV or from the stands after Seven coughed up $40mAustralia’s press pack has been consigned to the sidelines at the Commonwealth Games after organisers imposed what publishers say are im…

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‘Clown Under’: papers roast Steve Smith and Australian team after cricket scandal

UK papers call Australian team ‘hypocrites’ and ‘cheats’ but reaction is more muted in South AfricaThe Australian cricket team have been roasted on newspaper front pages – particularly in the UK – after the ball-tampering scandal.What is ball tampering…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…

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‘Pathetic Poms’: Australia’s media delivers its verdict on Ashes series

Local press relatively restrained in coverage of Australia’s series winOverall sentiment that hosts deserve to have wrapped up victoryAustralia’s press took to England with subdued vigour in the wake of a comprehensive Ashes victory, secured on the fin…