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Breaking: Fox Sports International in Talks to Acquire Setanta Sports

setanta premier league home banner Breaking: Fox Sports International in Talks to Acquire Setanta Sports

Fox Sports International is in discussions to acquire Setanta Sports USA and an announcement is expected in the next 72 hours, sources confirmed to EPL Talk on Monday.

Fox Sports International is best known to soccer fans as the company that runs Fox Soccer Channel.

In related news, Setanta Sports USA has dropped the Premier League from its list of sports programming available on its network. The broadcaster, which is available in homes throughout the United States and Caribbean, removed all mentions of the Premier League from its site, including the TV schedule, and removed the list of scheduled Premier League games from its broadband site, Setanta-i. Meanwhile, Setanta Sports Canada still has the Premier League listed as part of its sports package.

No news is available right now regarding the status of Saturday’s Premier League games that were scheduled to be shown on Setanta Sports including Arsenal against Everton which will likely feature the debut of US international player Landon Donovan. Setanta’s coverage of the English Premier League was sub-licensed from Fox Soccer Channel.

Exactly why Setanta Sports USA would remove their Premier League coverage from its website is unclear as of press time. But hopefully a deal can be signed soon to ensure that Premier League viewers in the United States dont miss a single match. In addition to the Premier League being removed, the Champions League coverage has been taken down too.

Be sure to check back with EPL Talk throughout the week to read the latest news about this important development to soccer fans throughout the United States.


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