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Latest Developments from Setanta Sports, GolTV and Fox Soccer Channel

sportelamerica Latest Developments from Setanta Sports, GolTV and Fox Soccer ChannelI just returned last night from SPORTELAmerica, one of the top events for sports TV broadcasters. It’s important to us, the viewers, because this is the type of event where much of the wheeling and dealing is done that ultimately decides what TV rights deals will go to which companies.

In the next few days, I’ll post more details about what I thought of the event. But, for now, I just released the latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, which features exclusive interviews with Setanta, Fox Soccer Channel and GolTV.

Here are just some of the revelations that are covered in the podcast episode:

  • The latest news about how many 2007/2008 Premiership matches will be shown on Setanta Broadband starting in August,
  • News about the upcoming launch of Setanta Sports Canada,
  • The latest news about whether the Dish Network will add Setanta,
  • What effect the SPC Worldwide deal will have on GolTV viewers,
  • Whether GolTV is contemplating moving their headquarters from Miami, which would question whether commentators (and South Florida residents) Phil Schoen, Ray Hudson and Lindsey Dean would stay with the network,
  • The latest news about the likelihood of FoxSoccer.com showing broadband matches from the Premiership starting next season,
  • What will happen to the Saturday 2:15pm ET/11:15am PT Premiership match that is shown on tape delay on Fox but will probably be replaced by a Serie A match instead,
  • And much much more.

Be sure to listen to this special episode of the EPL Talk Podcast.


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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.
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