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Man Utd v Paris St-Germain: ‘I watched PSG crumble and I don’t think they’ve ever recovered’

Reshmin Chowdhury is a TV sports broadcaster covering the Champions League and will be writing for the BBC Sport website during the competition. Love was in the air at the Parc de Princes on a cold Valentine’s night in Paris two years ago. The cheer at full-time was deafening. I’m not sure many would have predicted a scoreline as one-sided as this. This was big. Paris St-Germain had just beaten Barcelona – THAT Barcelona – 4-0 at home in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League.…

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Focusmate: Watched over while I worked from home

Image caption TV reporter Stephen Beckett is used to being watched by strangers – but not at home It’s 08:00 GMT and I’m sitting silently in my lounge while a stranger watches me via my webcam. I can see them too. In fact we’ve both agreed to spend the next 50 minutes spying on each other without saying a word. We’ve never met before, but Jasmin – not her real name – and I have something in common: we’re both trying to resist the many temptations of working from home…

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Royal wedding watched by 3m on ITV, trebling usual number of viewers

Image copyright Reuters The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank was watched by an average of three million people, giving ITV its best ratings for the time slot since William and Kate’s 2011 marriage. The extended episode of This Morning, from 09:25 BST to 12:30, had some two million extra viewers and a 46% share of the audience, up from its usual 19%. At its peak, 3.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the wedding, held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Friday. The figures do not include…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – How the deaf and hard of hearing community watched Russia 2018

An estimated global audience of three billion people watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, illustrating once again why the competition is often dubbed ‘the greatest show on Earth’. As well as FIFATV on YouTube and FIFA.com providing all the goals and match highlights from an unforgettable tournament in Russia, round-ups of all 64 matches were also produced by FIFA for the deaf and hard of hearing in International Sign Language. This gave some 70 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing around the globe the opportunity to…

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World Cup 2018: England defeat watched by 26.5m

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorld Cup 2018: Croatia 2-1 England (aet) highlights A peak audience of 26.5 million people watched England go out of the World Cup on ITV, according to overnight figures. That made it the most-watched broadcast on British TV since the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Wednesday’s audience peaked between 21:30-21:35 BST as England tried to find an equaliser at the end of extra time in the semi-final against Croatia. But they couldn’t score, meaning Croatia won 2-1 to take them into Sunday’s final…

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UK singles chart to include videos watched on YouTube

Image copyright Official Charts Image caption Dua Lipa’s New Rules was the most-watched video by British woman in 2017 Since YouTube launched, the streaming site has seen 20 music videos break the two billion views mark. Sitting at the top of the heap is Luis Fonsi’s Despacito, which has been watched a staggering 5.2 billion times. But none of these views ever counted towards the song’s position on the UK singles chart. That will change on Friday, when the Official Charts Company overhauls its rules to include music video streams…

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The woman who watched 300 executions in Texas

Image copyright BBC News Texas has executed far more people than any other US state, and one former employee of the state has watched hundreds of executions unfold. She speaks to Ben Dirs about the profound effect that had on her. It is 18 years since Michelle Lyons watched Ricky McGinn die. But it still makes her cry. When she least expects it, she’ll see McGinn’s mother, in her Sunday best, her hands pressed against the glass of the death chamber. Dressed to the nines to watch her son get…

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