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IPTV and Setanta Sports: The Inside Scoop

From the minute that the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Setanta Sports premiered on Friday, the message boards and blogs on the internet have been a buzzing with soccer fans talking about IPTV and whether it’s a suitable alternative for them if they can’t (or don’t want to) sign up […]

Interview with Setanta Sports: North America

EPL Talk will be conducting an interview this afternoon with Shane O’Rourke, president of North American operations for Setanta Sports, to discuss today’s huge announcement. It’ll be released as a special edition of the EPL Talk Podcast. If you have any questions for Setanta, please post them here so I […]

Setanta Sports To Show 90+ Premiership Matches

BREAKING NEWS. Setanta Sports has made an agreement with Fox Soccer Channel whereby Setanta will show 90+ live Premiership matches during the 2006/2007 season. While the majority of matches shown during the season will be on Fox Soccer Channel, Setanta has sublicensed the live rights for an estimated 62 Saturday […]

Setanta Sports Announces EPL Friendlies

Setanta USA has announced that they’ll be televising the following pre-season friendlies live on their network, all featuring Premiership sides. Saturday, July 29 11:30am ET: Kaiserslautern v Liverpool Monday, July 31 2pm ET: Macclesfield Town vs Manchester United Tuesday, August 1 2pm ET: Grasshoppers of Zurich vs Liverpool Friday, August […]

Premiership Countdown: 22 Days to Go

How soon will it be before you can watch Premiership matches over the Internet, legally? Imagine if you could watch your favorite side week-in, week-out. Or if you could pick and choose what matches you want to see instead of only seeing what’s on TV. That time will come. How […]

Shake Your Money Maker

While much of the focus last week was on Setanta winning rights to two of the six UK Premiership TV packages (and Sky securing the remaining four), now is a good time to consider how much money the Premiership will make from the deal. Consider these stats (courtesy of the […]

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UEFA and FIFPro launch complaint against third-party ownership of players

UEFA and FIFPro have launched a formal complaint against third-party ownership, stating the practice damages players, clubs and supporters. They are asking the European Commission to investigate and declare the act illegal. Third-party ownership involves the ownership of a player’s economic rights by third-party sources, such as agents, sports-management agencies, or […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 9: Open Thread

We have four Premier League matches scheduled today, as clubs try to wrap up their fixtures before the mid-week League Cup matches. After the Tyne-Wear derby earlier today, the match that most fans and neutrals are looking forward to is Chelsea against Manchester City, two of the biggest spenders in […]

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Arsenal and Tottenham have halted their race for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi

Things are heating up in North London between Arsenal and Tottenham, with last weekend’s results leaving Spurs only two points behind the rival Gunners, who sit in fourth place in the English Premier League. But it is not just on the pitch where the competition is picking up. Both teams […]