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Tag Archives: Setanta Sports

EPL Games Temporarily Return to Setanta Sports USA

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Setanta Sports USA will televise two high-profile Premier League games this weekend, according to its website, which was updated late Friday. Both the Arsenal versus Everton (Saturday, 10am ET) and West Ham versus Wolves (Sunday, 8:25am ET) games will be … Continue reading

Arsenal vs Galaxy

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As both an Arsenal fan and a longtime Los Angeles Galaxy season ticket holder, I have been asked how I reconcile my support for two different teams.  I always reply that supporting Arsenal and the Galaxy is like having two … Continue reading

Fox's New Channel to Be Baptized Fox Soccer Plus?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

With the exclusive story earlier this week reporting that Fox Soccer Channel is in talks with Setanta Sports to acquire the US company, EPL Talk has found evidence that Fox has trademarked the name Fox Soccer Plus (and also the … Continue reading

Setanta's Likely Demise Will Be a Dark Day For Soccer Fans in US

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It doesn’t look good for Setanta Sports. The network, which over the past decade transformed the soccer landscape in the United States by offering more soccer coverage than anyone else, is on its last legs and in the next 72 … Continue reading

Breaking: Fox Sports International in Talks to Acquire Setanta Sports

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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 … Continue reading

Why ESPN's BottomLine Ticker Annoys Soccer Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If I had to count the number of times that ESPN has ruined Premier League games for me this season by running latest scores on their BottomLine Ticker while I’m recording games on Fox Soccer Channel or Setanta Sports, it … Continue reading

Looking Ahead to the FA Cup Third Round On US Television

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Without a doubt, the third round of the FA Cup is one of the highlights of the calendar year for football supporters. It’s a golden opportunity to see the giants of football compete against amateur teams made up of people … Continue reading

Are The Days Of Cable and Satellite Providers Numbered?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the past decade, we’ve seen plenty of changes but one of the biggest ones has been that middle men have seen their power stripped away because of the Internet. Record companies are no longer as powerful as they used … Continue reading

What Fox Soccer Channel In HD Means For The Soccer Fan In America

Posted on by Fletch Spigner

Fox Soccer Channel will be broadcasting in HD very soon. There are a few positives and a few negatives, yes negatives, to this development. Here are a few positives and negatives as I see it: Positive #1: Fox Soccer will … Continue reading

What’s Your Saturday Premier League Routine?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Listening to the excellent radio program This American Life recently on National Public Radio, I became deeply enthralled by a segment they played about an improv group from New York that often played mind games (which, for some bizarre reason, … Continue reading

Just How Much Trouble Are Setanta In?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

More news seems to be filtering through over the continued rumours that Setanta Sports are in financial difficulty here in the UK and are desperately trying to find some finance to help them through after they only won one of … Continue reading

How ESPN Could Get the Champions League Back — And Much More

Posted on by Dave Warner

Earlier this morning, our friend The Gaffer lamented that ESPN’s loss of the UEFA Champions League TV rights would be bad for soccer in America. After all, ESPN remains the primary vehicle for sporting culture in this country, and if … Continue reading

Early Goals See Top Two Advance to FA Cup Semi-Finals

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

Thanks to early first half goals from Didier Drogba and Carlos Tevez, Chelsea and Manchester United weakened the will of their opposition and saw out relatively elementary victories to advance to the FA Cup Semi-Finals. Yea, Coventry City then Fulham … Continue reading

ESPN Loses Premier League UK TV Rights Battle

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Breaking news: The Premier League has announced that out of the six TV packages available for bidding in the UK for the 2010-2013 seasons, Sky Sports won five of those packages with Setanta getting the sixth and final one. That … Continue reading

Poll: Who Will Win The US Premier League TV Rights?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Once the final two TV packages are finalized in the United Kingdom, the Premier League will focus next on the bidding for TV rights in the US. While the rights in the UK will still primarily be owned by Sky … Continue reading

ESPN and Setanta To Team Up To Beat Fox?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The Guardian newspaper is reporting that ESPN and Setanta Sports are expected to team up to try to win the U.S. TV rights to the Premier League from Fox Soccer Channel for the 2010-2013 seasons. The relationship between Setanta and … Continue reading

Does ESPN Have What It Takes To Win UK Premier League TV Rights?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the next 24 hours, we’ll find out if the future of Premier League TV coverage will change forever. Sky Sports has already won the bids for the first four of six packages made available by the Premier League for … Continue reading