BT steps up sport and drama as it tussles with Sky for customers

As telecoms and TV customers interwine, rivals spend more on sporting rights and programming

When the group stages of the Champions League kick off next week, anyone turning to ITV to catch a game will be disappointed.

This season’s top European club tournament (and its little brother, the Europa League) will only air on BT Sport after BT paid almost £900m for exclusive rights over three seasons, more than double the £400m Sky and ITV had paid for shared rights for the previous three years.

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Teenage chat guide helps parents spot online dangers

Parent Info website includes dictionary of abbreviations used by teenagers in chatrooms, many dealing with online sexual relationships

Parents concerned their children are “zerging” or giving away their ASL will be able to decode social media using a language guide launched by government.

The dictionary translates abbreviations used by teenagers, including get naked on cam (GNOC) and age, sex, location (ASL) often used by children using anonymous chatrooms to disclose their personal details.

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Student’s drone crashes into Kentucky stadium before college football game

  • Unmanned aircraft was recovered near the suite level
  • No injuries to spectators or damages to the facility

A student’s drone crashed into a part of newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium before the Wildcats faced Louisiana-Lafayette in the season opener, Kentucky officials confirmed Saturday.

School spokesman Jay Blanton said via email that the unmanned aircraft was recovered near the suite level. He added that there were no injuries to spectators or damages to the facility, which just underwent a $120m renovation.

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No names attached: college students drive anonymous apps trend

Yik Yak and Whatsgoodly give social media-saturated millennials a new way to openly share campus anecdotes. But with anonymity surfaces bullying and hate

As mobile phones and apps have become increasingly centralto one’s college experience in the past few years, a new type of app has emerged: the anonymous kind.

In 2013 the app Yik Yak was created. And by 2014, it was being used at more than 1,000 colleges and universities worldwide, according to its founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington.

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