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Amazon Adds More Than 40 TV Channels To U.K. Streaming Service

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 24 / 17

Amazon will add "more than 40 TV channels" to its U.K. streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, "upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. Amazon will offer the channels at an extra cost to A...

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