ESPN buys setanta rights for 09/10 premier league season...

Found 22nd Jun 2009
so, setanta have bought the rights to 46 premier league matches next season.. the slots they have bought are the saturday tea time and monday evening ones...

so far ESPN have agreed a deal to show the matches through sky via pay per view and are currently in discussions with virgin media to access their customer base...

full story here

news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

so, what do you think? i guess it depends on how much the pay per view will be and i hope, as a VM customer, that a deal (non pay per view) is agreed

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Didnt get Setanta and would be very suprised if my dad buys this. Obviously we won't be as intrested in the Premier League this season as we were last.
So not much point really.

So, the rights to screen the Premiership are now owned by Disney - rofl. :lol:

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so, what do you think? i guess it depends on how much the pay per view … so, what do you think? i guess it depends on how much the pay per view will be and i hope, as a VM customer, that a deal (non pay per view) is agreed



Don't bank your hopes on it. Your complaint should be with VM, not ESPN.

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moob;5562171

So, the rights to screen the Premiership are now owned by Disney - rofl. … So, the rights to screen the Premiership are now owned by Disney - rofl. :lol:



well, tinkerbell a.k.a. ronaldo is no longer in the premier league so not quite as ironic :whistling:

i wonder if we will see plenty of "head shots"...

wonder who they will have on their studio and commentary teams...

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guv;5562273

Don't bank your hopes on it. Your complaint should be with VM, not ESPN.



well a deal is currently being negotiated... i don't have a complaint until i know what the deal is!

moob;5562171

So, the rights to screen the Premiership are now owned by Disney - rofl. … So, the rights to screen the Premiership are now owned by Disney - rofl. :lol:


it's a mickey mouse league afterall . .

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myaser88;5562325

it's a mickey mouse league afterall . .



that would be the scottish league :whistling:

What is odd is that Sky didn't bid for the Monday night games
They have them from 2010-2013 so would have just been a year early
As it stands, ESPN have the monday game's for 1 year only.......
Would be nice if ESPN did grow mind for us NFL fans
Watching Under 21's on Veetle (online) ironically being streamed by Setanta Canada/US i think it is and they have just said they have Premier League Games for next year so must be just Setanta UK/Ireland with "issues" so wonder why the sister company/ies didn't help bail them out?

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so setanta have officially gone into administration today.. a total shame IMO, was good to see someone giving sky a run for their money! a shame that sky have such a large market share which ultimately was the downfall of setanta.
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