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2008/2009 Premier League TV Schedule For US Residents

fox-soccer-channel.gifIn the UK, Sky Sports and Setanta Sports have announced their schedule of live games on TV for the first few months of the season, so we can now deduce which matches will be shown on Fox and Setanta Sports in the United States. More games will be announced soon, but what are your thoughts about the current lineup?

Saturday, August 16
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports
Sunderland v Liverpool, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, August 17
Chelsea v Portsmouth, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Manchester United v Newcastle United, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, August 23
Fulham v Arsenal, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, August 24
Wigan v Chelsea, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Manchester City v West Ham United, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Monday, August 25
Portsmouth v Manchester United, 3pm ET, Setanta Sports

Saturday, August 30
Arsenal v Newcastle, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, August 31
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Aston Villa v Liverpool, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, September 13
Liverpool v Manchester United, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports
Man City v Chelsea, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, September 14
Stoke City v Everton, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports

Monday, September 15
Tottenham v Aston Villa, 3pm ET, Setanta Sports

Saturday, September 20
Bolton v Arsenal, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, September 21
West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa, 7am ET, Setanta Sports
Chelsea v Manchester United, 9am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, September 27
Everton v Liverpool, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports
Arsenal v Hull City, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, September 28
Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Wigan Athletic v Manchester City, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, October 4
Blackburn v Man United, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, October 5
West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Everton v Newcastle United, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, October 18
Middlesbrough v Chelsea, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports
Man United v West Brom, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, October 19
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Monday, October 20
Newcastle v Man City, 3pm ET, Setanta Sports

Saturday, October 25
Sunderland v Newcastle United, 7:45 am ET, Setanta Sports
Blackburn v Middlesbrough, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, October 26
Chelsea v Liverpool, 7:30am ET, Setanta Sports
West Ham United v Arsenal, 10am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Tuesday, October 28
Stoke City v Sunderland, 2pm ET, Setanta Sports

setanta-sports1.jpg Wednesday, October 29
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, 2pm ET
, Setanta Sports

Saturday, November 1
Everton v Fulham, 6:45am ET, Setanta Sports
Tottenham v Liverpool, 11:30am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, November 2
Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Monday, November 3
Newcastle v Aston Villa, 3pm ET, Setanta Sports

Saturday, November 8
Arsenal v Manchester United, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports
Liverpool v West Brom, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, November 9
Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Fulham v Newcastle United, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, November 15
Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool, 7:45am ET, Setanta Sports

Sunday, November 16
Everton v Middlesbrough, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Hull City v Manchester City, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Saturday, November 22
Aston Villa v Man United, 12:30pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Sunday, November 23
Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Sunderland v West Ham United, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Monday, November 24
Wigan v Everton, 3pm ET, Setanta Sports

Sunday, November 30
Manchester City v Manchester United, 8:30am ET, Setanta Sports
Chelsea v Arsenal, 11am ET, Fox Soccer Channel

Monday, December 1
Liverpool v West Ham, 3pm ET, Setanta Sports

25 thoughts on “2008/2009 Premier League TV Schedule For US Residents”

  1. Ossie:

    This doesn’t include whatever picks Setanta and FSC will make for the 10AM ET Saturday (3PM GMT) matches, so it’s possible they’ll be on several times before then. These are only the ones that can be confirmed from the UK tv schedule that was announced.

  2. As a Chelsea supporter, along with a college football team, I was happy that today we announced a bunch of fixtures would be moved to Sunday.
    Means I won’t have to miss a Chelsea match either on FSC, Setanta or Setanta Xtra which I have at my place.
    Happy to see Man U Chelsea moved a Sunday. That game should have terrific ratings!

  3. Jeff – thanks for the dose of optimism. I may, however, have to convince the missus to give up her beloved On Demand / Time Warner system, so I don’t have to drag myself to a pub at 8:30am on the Sabbath. Wish me luck.

  4. Hmm, I remember a lot more games on FSC then that. Instead of one or two games a week, last year their were at least 4. One or Two on Saturday Morning, one that is shown on tape, and one game on Sunday.

  5. John,

    Fox Soccer Channel won’t announce their Premier League TV schedule for several more weeks yet, but here’s a sneak peek of some of the games that we know that they (and Setanta Sports) will show.

    They’ll be announcing which 10am ET games they’ll be showing in the near future.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  6. Early on it’s the Big 4 TV Network. Which isn’t really good for the Prem as a whole. The Soccer Shout piece shows one of the problems for the league and why the Big 4 are the Big 4 and always will be, unless another Russian money man shows up in London, more TV money for the Big 4, means more power. The Big 4 can’t play themselves all the time and make money. So, it seems to me that the Blackburns, Fulham, and West Hams of the world need to stand up for themselves.

    What made the NFL is equal TV money across the board. Thats why Tampa can win one year New England the next and the Giants after that. NFL owners in the Prem know the drill! A change maybe coming.

  7. I am just thinking but it isn’t it a given that most of Man U’s games that aren’t listed will be on Setanta? Because unless there is a game between the other big 3 or maybe Liverpool/Everton or Arsenal/Tottenham during the 10am ETZ slot here in the States Setanta will usually will pick United over the other 3 of the Big 4. I counted 6 games (8/17, 9/21, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, and 11/22) on FSC out of the 14 weeks worth of games the schedule shows so far for United.

    Thank God for p2p programs so I can get my Red Devil fix on the weekends they aren’t airing on FSC……………………

  8. CFTV:

    Not necessarily. Looking through the schedule, there were six matches for Manchester United that were not chosen for TV in the UK through the 15 rounds. One has been postponed to an unannounced date due to the UEFA Super Cup.

    The remaining five after that are:
    Sep. 27 v Bolton
    Oct. 25 at Everton (which has been moved to Noon GMT)
    Oct. 29 v West Ham
    Nov. 1 v Hull City
    Nov. 15 v Stoke City

    The Bolton match is probably a given, but the Everton match would either require tape delay or giving up the normal 12:45 GMT start. The West Ham date (which is midweek) also has Arsenal/Tottenham at the same time, so it falls under your exception. So we are left with the two home matches against promoted sides. I don’t know how thrilled Setanta would be with what appears to be two blowouts. That won’t stop them from doing so, but if there’s a closer option with a big 4 side, they might go for that instead.

    As far as Setanta love or hate goes… I understand not liking it or not paying for it. But when you consider that, just two years ago, the other possibility after FSC was a $20 per match pay-per-view, you’ll understand why I’d rather have Setanta.

  9. Mookie,

    There will be more Fulham games scheduled in the next couple of weeks. Neither FSC or Setanta have announced their respective 10am live games as well as the other 2 games that air at 10am one of which is live on Setanta Sports Extra and the other that airs on few hour DB usually after the Italian League Game. Most weeks we get 7 to 9 of the Prem Games here in the States so I wouldn’t sweat it because Fulham will be definitley be featured more…………………………..

  10. They make it so you have to get both. Most Chelsea games are on Setanta but the games vs the big boys (Man U, Arsenal, ect) are on Fox Sports. What a headache.

  11. You can check their schedules for all of this and next week anytime on their website for FSC and Setanta.

    As for getting Setanta, I had it on broadband last year (to supplement my basic cable) for $15/mo, and it worked alright. Costs about as much as going to the pub and having a few pints and some food for the game.

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