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Champions League TV Rights In US Almost Finalized

sportel america Champions League TV Rights In US Almost FinalizedKartik Krishnaiyer and I went down to Miami yesterday morning to attend the SportelAmerica Conference where we interviewed executives from Setanta Sports and GolTV as well as former World Soccer editor Keir Radnedge and a few surprise guests.

We covered a lot of news. The biggest headline was that the US TV rights to the Champions League were being finalized and an announcement is due within the next 48 hours. We understand that Setanta, Fox and ESPN were involved in the bidding.

More details to come, but in the meantime, listen to the exclusive interview with Setanta Sports from the SportelAmerica show to learn about the latest developments at Setanta, when HD is coming, when the network will be on Comcast Cable nationwide, what the latest status is regarding the US TV rights to the Premier League, and much more. Enjoy.


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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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