Yes, makes more sense on highlights really than it would on live.
Am I right in thinking that was something pioneered by Channel 5’s coverage?
Channel 4 used to fade in the top-corner score graphic at the start of each ball in their highlights edits, including information such as who was bowling and batting and the time (see the 2000 Test Match that's currently on iPlayer for this, as they used the C4 highlights programmes as the basis for that edit) - this was the case through until 2002.
In 2003, C4 introduced the bottom-screen graphic for highlights which showed score, batsmen, bowler, other info and that ball that moved across the screen over the course of the day. I personally hated that graphic, as I think I saw it as removing a layer of 'real-time' nature to the edit - which was also spoilt by the Mark Nicholas voice-overs important pieces of action instead of using the live commentary. That style of graphic remained on C4 right through to them finishing at the end of the 2005 Ashes.
The first year of Cricket on Five (2006) saw a similar graphic, as you say Brekkie, with a white bar moving across the screen. Happily, this was altered in 2007 and the white bar was no more, with graphics appearing with the bottom-left scorebox including crucial information, which sometimes included the time. This stayed the same all the way through to 2017 (although with a graphics refresh in 2013, but the graphics were functionally identical, just a fresher look). For 2018 and 2019, the graphics aped the Sky style of infobar, much like we are seeing today from the BBC, and I think we had a clock on the screen at all times then (alongside batsmen's scores, bowler's figures and other info).
We saw today how the BBC/Whisper highlights are going to deviate from how S&V did them for Cricket on 5 and it's all a bit fresh and funky. I can't say that I'm wild on the music packages for key players, but playing in interviews within the edit is a novel approach and (I think) works quite well. I could lose the punditry between each session, too, it just took a bit of 'snap' out of the edit to my mind, but I appreciate that those 2-3 minutes would have been filled by an ad-break on Channel 5, so I guess it's little different really.
Yet the Aotearoa competition is getting much more generous, sometimes 3hourly slots. I realise the Kiwis have golden-time rules which potentially mean a longer game, but there do seem to be different scheduling rules here.
So yeah, much longer time slots. What is happening as well, at least with the NZ coverage, is that Sky (UK/Irl) are relaying the entire Sky NZ coverage including pre game, half time and post game (albeit the latter may be truncated if there’s an Australian game after) whereas traditionally coverage was little more than “whistle to whistle”.
A first look at the BT Sport studio where boxing returns in the UK with Brad Foster vs James Beech tonight. To help keep to the 65-person limit, Frank Warren won't be there. BT will instead have a camera at his house to get his reactions as he watches on TV. pic.twitter.com/HEO9RW4Epl— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 10, 2020
Prem Rugby is back from the 7th of August.
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🔵 We are delighted to announce we will be showing live coverage of 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 4 pre-season friendlies in July, and their away first European away game of the 2020/21 season!
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🍀 Premier Sports are showing exclusive live coverage of 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗰’𝘀 3 pre-season friendlies in France this July! We will also be broadcasting Celtic’s first 3 qualifiers in Europe later this year!
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Unsurprising, but a nice little pick up nonetheless.