The art of highlights: SuperSport could trim some fat

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The Reds celebrate during their Super Rugby AU match against the Rebels in Brisbane on 15 August 2020.
The Reds celebrate during their Super Rugby AU match against the Rebels in Brisbane on 15 August 2020.
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Global sport really feels as though it is fast returning to normal service now … a hallmark happily underlined in South Africa this week by confirmation that domestic rugby is imminent after a soul-destroying six-month gap.

It brings with it, of course, the raised risk again of the "all-rounder" enthusiast being spoiled for choice, especially as far as live television fare is concerned.

Last week, I lauded SA broadcast heavyweights Supersport for the sheer weight and variety of content they routinely provide, but I sometimes believe they could take themselves a little closer to perfect service, if you like, with cleverer, more judicious editing of increasingly important highlights packages – particularly the ones stretching to, say, half an hour of an 80-minute rugby match (or 90 minutes of football).

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