Can Portsmouth Play in Europa League Next Season?
Can Portsmouth Play in Europa League Next Season?

I’m noticing between Twitter and a few other things, there seems to be confusion over Portsmouth and the Europa League — due to them making the FA Cup final. Every year, UEFA makes any club who wants to take part in European competitions apply for a UEFA club license. Without […]

Setanta UK To Offer Its Own Free-To-Air Highlight Program Of Croatia-England
Setanta UK To Offer Its Own Free-To-Air Highlight Program Of Croatia-England

The Guardian is reporting that Setanta Sports in the United Kingdom has reached a series of deals with several television providers to go unencrypted and offer its own highlight program for tonight’s match between Croatia and England.  The program starts at 10:45 PM British time, and will feature highlights of […]

Alan Curbishley Resigns As West Ham United Manager
Alan Curbishley Resigns As West Ham United Manager

Alan Curbishley has handed in his resignation as manager of West Ham United. In a statement released by the club, West Ham confirms it has accepted the resignation, and has not yet announced any plans for a successor. Curbishley became manager of the club in December 2006, several months after […]

Top Up TV Offering Setanta Free For A Season To New Customers In The UK
Top Up TV Offering Setanta Free For A Season To New Customers In The UK

For what is suppose to be a pay-tv service, Setanta is becoming a favorite option for television providers looking to offer an cheap incentive for customers. Top Up TV, a subscription service that offers on-demand programming alongside the Freeview TV platform, has announced today that it’s offering Setanta Sports 1 […]

Why The New Price Of MLS Talent Has European Clubs Hunting For Bargains
Why The New Price Of MLS Talent Has European Clubs Hunting For Bargains

For the National Basketball Association, it has been a turn-around of a situation it has long held advantage of.  In the last couple of weeks, the league has seen several current players or draft picks decide to turn down the chance to play in the NBA in order to move to, or […]

BT Vision To Bundle Setanta Sports With New Packages In UK
BT Vision To Bundle Setanta Sports With New Packages In UK

UK broadband television service BT Vision announced today it will offer Setanta Sports 1 for free to subscribers who sign up for one of the service’s new value packages beginning next month or subscribe to the current value pack.  Those who want to take advantage of this offer will have […]

Setanta North America Announce Seven Pre-Season Matches Coming to TV
Setanta North America Announce Seven Pre-Season Matches Coming to TV

Setanta North America has confirmed its first seven pre-season matches the network will be showing in the United States and Canada in the buildup to the new Premier League season. Five of the matches will be friendlies involving Liverpool and Sunderland, while the other two matches will bring us Aston […]

ABC Gets 3.1 Overnight Rating For Spain-Germany Final: So What's Next For ESPN?
ABC Gets 3.1 Overnight Rating For Spain-Germany Final: So What's Next For ESPN?

Sunday afternoon’s Euro 2008 final between Spain and Germany on ABC was watched by 2.4 million overnight households according to numbers announced by Nielsen Media Research.  That gives the broadcast a 3.1 overnight rating based on the 77 million households in America which make up the overnight numbers.  That number is a […]

Spain-Italy Most Watched Match So Far And Other ESPN Euro Ratings News
Spain-Italy Most Watched Match So Far And Other ESPN Euro Ratings News

As we head into the final weekend of Euro 2008, ESPN decided to take the occasion yesterday to put out a new press release talking about how the tournament is doing viewership wise through the quarterfinal round.  So, what did they have to say? As noted in the headline, the Spain v Italy […]

US Open Cup Second Round Results and Third Round Matchups
US Open Cup Second Round Results and Third Round Matchups

The 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup played out it’s second round last night across the country.  The remaining 16 teams from the opening round battled it out for their guranteed chance to face one of the qualifying eight Major League Soccer teams in just a week’s time. Among the highlights: *The lone […]

Viewership Numbers For ESPN Euro '08 Broadcasts So Far Are Not Bad
Viewership Numbers For ESPN Euro '08 Broadcasts So Far Are Not Bad

So, after having over 1 million viewers tune in for the UEFA Champions League Final last month, how is ESPN doing with the early broadcasts for Euro 2008?  The answer is not as well as the final, but fairly decent overall.  According to the Associated Press, these were the numbers […]

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage
Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage

Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition to its on-air talent with Andy Gray.  Now, at last, the […]