TV streaming bonanza looms for UK – but can you afford it?

Services from Apple, Britbox, HBO and Disney launch soon – but to get them all would cost £1,450 a yearTelevision viewers who want to watch a range of sport and popular shows, including Premier League and Champion’s League football, dramas such as The …

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Are there legal ways to use VPNs for streaming?

One friend is watching the Ashes for free and another is getting cheap NetflixEvery week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.I have…

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Netflix and Amazon double their spending on UK-made TV shows

US tech giants’ £280m outlay drives British production sector to record high in 2018Netflix and Amazon almost doubled the amount spent on British-made TV shows last year to £280m as making big-budget shows such as The Crown and Good Omens drove the UK …

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Boris Johnson says BBC should ‘cough up’ for TV licences of over-75s

PM signals his government will not step in to subsidise benefit despite 2017 manifesto pledgeBoris Johnson has reignited the row over who should fund free TV licences for the over-75s, urging the BBC to “cough up”.The prime minister has signalled that …

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Peaky Blinders fever: from David Beckham-backed clothing to a two-day festival

As the BBC’s cult gangster drama returns, superfans help to take the brand globalGet set for peak Peaky Blinders as the return of the cult gangster drama heralds a global expansion, from a dapper clothing range backed by David Beckham to books, video g…

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