Yahoo UK and Ireland – FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) address the media following their talks in Berlin, Germany, April 23, 2018.

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  • FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) address the media following their talks in Berlin, Germany, April 23, 2018.
  • REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File PhotoSYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s prime minister intervened on behalf of angry soccer fans on Monday after a series of technical glitches marred viewing of the 2018 World Cup from Russia for a third day.
  • Malcolm Turnbull tweeted that he had spoken to Allen Lew, chief executive of Singapore Telecommunications’ Optus, which has exclusive rights in Australia to stream the month-long tournament.
  • Speaking later to reporters on a conference call, Lew said TV channel SBS would simulcast the next six World Cup matches through Wednesday morning while Optus worked to resolve the streaming problem.
  • While Optus has exclusive rights to the entire tournament, free-to-air SBS is screening all team Australia games, plus some select matches.


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