More Premiership On TV in USA Than UK


If you’ve listened to previous episodes of the EPL Talk Podcast, you may remember that celebs such as Paul Oakenfold, Bobby McMahon and others have mentioned how we in the States get to see more Premiership matches here than in England.

Well, here’s the proof. For the first week of the Premiership, these are the matches that will be shown on SkySports, who currently hold the exclusive rights to show the Premier League in England:

Sheffield United v Liverpool, 12:45pm BST, live, Sky Sports One
Bolton v Spurs, 5:15pm BST, live, PremPlus (PPV)

Man United v Fulham, 1:30pm BST, live, PremPlus (PPV)
Chelsea v Man City, 4pm BST, live, Sky Sports One

Charlton v Man United, 8pm BST, live, Sky Sports Two

And that’s it for the first week. Seriously. This means Fox Soccer Channel is showing one more match than Sky (20% more), Setanta is showing one more (20% more), while FSC plus Setanta will provide you seven more matches (140% more) in the first week than UK viewers with Sky and the PPV package called PremPlus.

5 thoughts on “More Premiership On TV in USA Than UK”

  1. Personally, I’d rather have fewer fewer games but with the Sky presentation. I’d rather listen to Andy Gray than the match commentators used on the international feed, and Sky’s pre-match, post-match and halftime presenation can’t be beat — FSC doesn’t even come close with their “pundits.”

  2. and it is cheaper for a US viwer to watch a game than it is for a ‘real’ UK footie fan to go to…. so dont moan about a good thing LOL LOL LOL !!!!

  3. Remember that the UK gets every single game delayed as live though on the interactive service on Saturday, Sunday and midweek game nights. Plus, there’s two champions league games, and two Carling Cup games. Not all about the Premiership.

  4. Hey if any of you guys have comcast could you please call in and request the setanta channel i think i am going to loose it if i miss another game.

    big epl fan

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