I have contacts at the club and this is what I have found out:
You may have noticed this season that the bar TVs have been replaced with larger flat-screens with newspaper-style adverts in an L-shape around the edge and a "main screen" in which is broadcast the live filming of the game (it is hoped).
It turns out that the "feed" to these screens goes to many of the Championship clubs, controlled by some idiot who sits in a windowelss room in Lincoln.
And, as of the Yeovil game, there has allegedly been a contractual obligation upon ITFC to allow 15 minutes of TV-style ads to be shown - after the match is over - on the main-screen part before anything else can be shown (including highlights). Total insanity.
It has yet to be discovered what the deal is regarding half-time, when, of course, the highlights are even more important. Nevertheless it's clear that the idiot in Lincoln plays something which totally bypasses the highlights "feed" (which is Sky Sports News until the match-filming people cut to the highlights).
Interestingly, the only places where the new flat-screens have NOT been intsalled are in the media gantry and in the VIP boxes, as it has been decided that the big knobs should not have to sit through sh!tey ads at half- and full-time.
Now, as you may recall, the highlights WERE shown at the Yoevil half-time. It is believed this is because it took them around seven minutes to compile them so the Lincoln idiot's stuff had been played and the screens had been returned to the highlights feed at just the right time, but only by coincidence.
Yesterday, it is believed the Brighton highlights were not shown either because (a) they compiled them very quickly and the highlights may have been played while the Lincoln idiot was showing his crappy ads or (b) now even more ads are being shown at half-time than for the Yeovil game, thus totally eclipsing highlights feed.
Needless to say, the screens seen in the gantry are the old-system screens, so as far as the match-filming people were aware yesterday, all was being broadcast as usual.
One quick question: At any stage during h/t yesterday (Brighton) did anyone see a league table on-screen that clearly wasn't Sky News (ie created and broadcast by the Lincoln idiot's company)? It is thought he may be showing this, plus the adverts, making matters even worse.
We need people to complain about this if we want to see the highlights at PR.
The irony is that Marcus still gets the old system in his box so he is no doubt blissfully unaware that the majority of fans are getting sh!tey adverts instead of replays of Didsy's wondergoals :( If ME did not get his highlights, it could be guaranteed he would go ballistic!
And if you're wondering why this is all happening, it is feared it may - incredibly - be because the Lincoln idiot's company (whatever that may be) installed the new flatscreens free of charge on the understanding that ITFC allow millions of ads for bowel cancer etc to be shown.
Meanwhile, no-one in the ITFC organisation thought it though enough to realise that this will totally mess up the highlights for the fans all over the stadium!