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Strange times on Freeview

By David Herman  

Just when you thought you knew where you were with British TV things have taken a strange turn. Or several strange turns.

1) Best live sports moment of the autumn

Sky Sports News (yes, really) for its superb coverage of the last night of the football transfer window. As the poor old BBC werre still telling us that Tottenham had accepted Manchester City’s offer for Berbatov, there was Sky with live footage of Berbatov with Ferguson and Gill at Old Trafford. Helped by the craziness of Manchester City’s bid for Robinho, Sky managed to turn the football transfer saga (without…

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