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Special 1 TV: First Episode

The first episode of Special 1 TV has premiered, and it’s an instant classic. Be sure to check out the tribute to Robbie Keane, a call from Beckham in Milan (sounding clueless) and even a surprise phone call from a closet West Ham United supporter in the United States. It’s […]

Anticipation Building For Launch Of Special 1 TV

The characters from Special 1 TV, the new show to replace I’m On Setanta Sports, have spoken. The show will debut after the Manchester United versus Everton match this weekend on Setanta Sports UK, and will be available shortly thereafter on the interweb. Here’s the latest statement from our favorite […]

FA Cup 5th Round TV Fixtures Announced

The TV schedule for the fifth round of the FA Cup has been announced for the United Kingdom. And by looking at the schedule, we can also determine which matches will be on US television. The only question mark about US television is which 3pm GMT kickoffs on Saturday, February […]

Weekend FA Cup Schedule For US and UK TV Viewers

The TV schedule has been announced for this weekend’s FA Cup matches for both the USA and UK TV markets. The schedule is as follows: Friday, January 23 Derby County v Nottingham Forest, 2:45pm ET, Setanta Sports USA Derby County v Nottingham Forest, 7:45pm GMT, Setanta Sports UK Saturday, January […]

I’m On Setanta Sports Returning As Special 1 TV

I’m On Setanta Sports, the cult TV hit featuring a parody of Jose Mourinho, will be returning as a new show entitled Special 1 TV. EPL Talk broke the news on January 9th. The rumor has now been substantiated in the January 17th episode of I’m On Setanta Sports, which […]

ESPN Insider Confirms UK Premier League TV Bid

An insider source at ESPN has revealed that the Disney-owned company is planning on bidding for one to two of the six UK TV packages available for the 2010-2013 Premier League seasons, according to Bloomberg. While the news hardly comes as a surprise to regular readers of EPL Talk, we […]

I’m On Setanta Sports Calls It Quits

Setanta is reporting that the Saturday, January 10, 2009 episode of I’m On Setanta Sports will be the final show. It’s either the best marketing ploy of early 2009 or the end of the greatest football show ever to come to the Internet. “Regulars “IT,” Sven Goran Eriksson and “The […]

I’m On Setanta Sports: 2008 Manager Of The Year

I’m On Setanta Sports is back with a highlight reel of the best clips in 2008 as well as some new content such as which special manager received the 2008 Manager Of The Year Award. It’s quite an accomplishment for Mario Rosenstock when a weekly five minute program is more […]

Schedule Of FA Cup Matches On US TV

The third round of the FA Cup is usually one of the highlights of the year when we get to watch tiny non-league teams (i.e. David) battle it out against massive Premier League clubs (i.e. Goliath) at quaint football grounds in the cold of winter. This year, for TV viewers […]

Premiership Considers Premier League TV

On Monday, the Premier League formally send out invitations to the UK networks interested in bidding on the next round of TV rights for the league, for the 2010-2011 to 2012-2013 seasons. If you’ve been reading EPL Talk for a while, you won’t be surprised to read that the invitations […]

How TV Is Changing The Way We Experience Football

Here are three articles from this weekend, all of which discuss a different aspect of how technology and television are changing the way we experience football. Enjoy. “Setanta In Funding Talks For UK Soccer TV” — Setanta is reportedly seeking new funding to prepare itself for the new bidding for […]

2008/2009 Premier League TV Schedule On U.S. TV: Dec to Mar

The latest U.S. TV schedules have been released for the Premier League now through March, 2009. For example, Setanta Sports will show Tottenham against Arsenal on February 8. Here’s the latest schedule as of writing. TV schedules are subject to change: Saturday, December 13 Middlesbrough v Arsenal, 7:45am, Setanta Sports […]

RCN Offers Freeview Of Setanta Sports

Setanta Sports is now available on RCN Cable in the following markets: Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. Setanta Sports will cost subscribers $14.95/month. RCN digital customers in the above areas will be able to get a free peek at Setanta’s exclusive live soccer and rugby coverage and […]

Happy Thanksgiving Day Soccer Fans

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The biggest holiday of the year in this country — even more so than Christmas Day. I still find it hard to really get into the spirit of celebrating the holiday. I don’t get into the traditional American football games, so maybe that’s […]

2008/2009 Premier League TV Schedule On U.S. TV: Nov to Feb

The latest U.S. TV schedules have been released for the Premier League now through February, 2009. Fox Soccer Channel will show Man United against Chelsea on January 11, while Liverpool takes on Chelsea on February 1. Here’s the latest schedule as of writing. TV schedules are subject to change: Saturday, […]

Setanta Sports Now Available in Boston Area on Comcast

Slowly but surely, it’s getting easier and easier to subscribe to Setanta Sports via your cable and satellite provider. Just last week, Comcast in Boston, Massachusetts added Setanta Sports to its selection of channels to choose from. Comcast now carries Setanta Sports in Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Brookline, Charlestown, […]

I'm On Setanta Sports Pokes Fun at Soccer Saturday

In the latest episode of I’m On Setanta Sports, the trio of Jose, It and The Boy have fun pretending to be on the set of Sky’s Soccer Saturday complete with It and The Boy calling games from their TV monitors. Except they’re not games. Rooney gives us play-by-play commentary […]

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Giving Respect to the History of All 20 Premier League Clubs

The focus for a long time was on the “big four” of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham and Manchester City made enough inroads to turn that into the “Sky Six” temporarily. To be honest, most of the noise generated by the media, which drives the fans is about […]

Arseblogger Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

The success of Andrew Mangan’s blog has branded him as the Arseblogger, proprietor of Arseblog.com. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, Stephen Darwin welcomes the Arseblogger back to the podcast, getting his views on the start of Arsenal FC as they sit third in the Premiership and are […]

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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 […]