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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:

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

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

Wednesday
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.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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5 Responses to More Premiership On TV in USA Than UK

  1. jason says:

    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. riocharlie says:

    ahhh but they get to go to the match live with much more regularity

  3. Anonymous says:

    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 !!!!

  4. David says:

    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.

  5. Anonymous says:

    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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