Interviewed by Lynsey Hooper, who I guess is reporting for Amazon.
"What a man, what a life he had. He was unique."— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) July 11, 2020
"It's been an honour and a privilege to played for him, to have worked with him, to have laughed with him, to have shared a pint with him."@mrjakehumphrey, @rioferdy5 and Andy Townsend pay tribute to Jack Charlton. pic.twitter.com/iuLqJwS2kq
Premier Sports using their own graphics and commentary on a PL game (Watford v Newcastle) for the first time since the season resumed - it’s been world feed/PLP up until now.
Based on the Premier League website, I make it five https://www.premierleague.com/news/1680741 .
This to me makes sense - I suspect in ordinary times, Sky would have had three games. the additional games are five Sky, two BT (ordinarily Sky may have used one of the three earlier if they so desired). Unfortunately when they thought that Sky would make its additional games free to air, they forgot that five of them would kick off at the same time! If they are still interested in having them all free to air, they almost certainly won't have the channels on Freeview or Freesat for all the free games, maybe they will put them on Youtube in the UK.
From comments elsewhere, it seems that Sky have moved five additional fixtures to Sky One and Pick since the time of the announcement, and pre the final game. There isn't an accurate list on the Premier League website that I can see.
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”.
All good points, but my observation is why Sky UK are now giving the Kiwi games quite generous schedule slots, but still squeezing the Wallabies into tight 1hr 45mins (or so) slots. The games get shown in their entirety which is the main thing, but they're dropping (most of) the pre & post-match stuff for the Aussies. But not the Kiwis.