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Most read: BritBox streaming service; child labor suit against big tech

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ITV, BBC's BritBox lacks content, budget to thrive in UK

ITV PLC and British Broadcasting Corp.'s streaming service BritBox lacks the content and spending firepower essential in today's crowded streaming market, analysts said. By launching with previously aired programming and a small budget, the joint venture is restricting its appeal and target audience, according to analysts.

Major tech companies sued over child labor in cobalt mines

Human rights firm The International Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit against major technology companies for "aiding and abetting" the use of young children to mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The suit alleges Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Google LLC parent Alphabet Inc., Dell Technologies Inc. and Tesla Inc. knew that cobalt used in their products could be linked to child labor.

Cox Enterprises closes sale of radio, television portfolio

Cox Enterprises Inc. completed the sale of its portfolio of TV and radio stations, Ohio assets and its affiliated CoxReps and Gamut national advertising businesses to a new media company owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc.

Roku CFO to step down

Steve Louden will step down as CFO of Roku Inc. Louden, who joined Roku in 2015, plans to stay until the company finds his successor.

Future launches streaming business brand

United Kingdom-based content publisher Future PLC launched Next TV, a digital brand and website that covers the streaming business. Next TV features editorial and video content on the services, programming, people, platforms and technology in the streaming business.