E* plz add Setanta Sports! (was before Aug 2006 for EPL!)

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  1. Jul 7, 2006 #1 of 232
    julesism

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    Some of us have been asking E* to add Setanta Sports for quite some time now… I think we finally have a valid reason!

    Taken from soccertv.com:
    Setanta Sports USA to have live English Premier League coverage

    Setanta Sports North America has sublicensed US video rights to selected English Premier League (EPL) matches each week during the 2006-2007 season from FOX Sports International (FSI) for broadcast on the subscription sports channel Setanta Sports USA (available via DirecTV channel 615 and the GlobeCast satellite TV platform for $11.99/month.)

    As a result, FSI is NOT expected offer any EPL matches via pay-per-view in the US during the 2006-2007 season.

    Setanta also announced that Setanta Sports USA will have English-language coverage of the French Ligue 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie during the 2006-2007 season, replacing FOX Soccer Channel and ESPN Deportes as the US TV outlets for those products.

    English Premier League
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    Season starts on August 19.

    Coverage in the US will be split between FOX Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports USA.
    No more pay-per-view.


    Am I the only one who hopes this finally gets done?!?
     
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    billpa

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    No, you're not! Add me to the list as well.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2006 #3 of 232
    SummitAdvantageRetailer

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    Oh my goodness, Setanta has finally gotten rights for EPL again, huh? Not only that French and Dutch soccer club leagues, too?

    Please send requests to ceo@dishnetwork.com for this channel! I'll send my email to the right channels, too.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2006 #4 of 232
    julesism

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    10-4! I did that when I started this topic :D
     
  5. Jul 7, 2006 #5 of 232
    johnstred

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    I did send an email and this was their (non)response: (In other words, who knows when and if we will get this channel).

    "Thank you for your email. We continue to look at adding Setanta Sports Channel to our lineup. At this time, I cannot comment any further on pending discussions regarding this issue. I apologize if this causes any inconvenience."

    Sincerely,

    Natalie Winters
    Executive Office of Dish Network
     
  6. Jul 7, 2006 #6 of 232
    co_gooner

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    I enquired about adding this (for Champions League coverage) last year, but as I understand it DISH refused to look at it coz they couldn't offer it exclusively!!:mad: Basically their childish attitude is screwing over their loyal viewers :nono2: It drives me crazy as I just know that this years Champs League prelim rounds will be on Setanta and with the sad, sad demise of Maxxed this will leave me with no way of watching them :(
     
  7. Jul 8, 2006 #7 of 232
    julesism

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    hopefully they (E*) will get it right this time!
     
  8. Jul 10, 2006 #8 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Ha, I wouldn't hold your breath mate! :(

    Here's the reply I got:

    Thank you for your email. We continue to look at adding Setanta Sports Channel to our lineup. At this time, I cannot comment any further on pending discussions regarding this issue. I apologize if this causes any inconvenience.


    To which I replied:

    Official party line aside; are there actually any discussions going on at all or even pending?

    This channel is buying the rights for programming that was on FSC leaving European sports viewers with way less options; it is also a pay channel so where is the risk for DISH?

    Which got this response:

    I am sorry I can not provide any further details.


    Thanks DISH for your help...NOT!
     
  9. Jul 10, 2006 #9 of 232
    ntaylor

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    Dish - you have 1 month to get Setanta, or I'm gone. I don't want to do business with DirecTV, but when you remove the technology, the hardware, the number of HD channels, it comes down to the programming. And right now - DirecTV has it.
     
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    Slamminc11

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    well, good luck to ya then!
     
  11. Jul 22, 2006 #11 of 232
    julesism

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    I could be watching this right now... ohh wait, E* does not have Setanta Sports USA.... d'oh!



    8:30AM ET
    Setanta Sports USA
    Kaiser Chiefs (South Africa) vs Manchester United (England)
     
  12. Jul 23, 2006 #12 of 232
    billpa

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    He doesn't need any luck...he just needs Direct!
     
  13. Jul 23, 2006 #13 of 232
    julesism

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    nice one!
    come mid-Aug, that will be the case unless Charlie gets with the program
     
  14. Jul 23, 2006 #14 of 232
    Paul Secic

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    Everybody in the top mangment at E is probaly on vacation for a month. Hang on.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2006 #15 of 232
    PBowie

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    Lets say that Dish does not add Setanta , I wonder if its possible for me to get Direct tv but just pay for Setanta monthly with no other channels??

    I dont think Dish is listening to its customers
    they are quite happy to add foreign language channels at every opportunity but
    when somoene wants some British channels Oh no !!
     
  16. Jul 24, 2006 #16 of 232
    DCSholtis

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    No you will need at least a Total Choice or Para Todos package in order to order Setanta.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2006 #17 of 232
    tripod

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    My favorite EPL team got relegated last season,need Setanta sports to view the Championship Division.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2006 #18 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Spot on mate, if the EPL was transmitted in Urdu we'd be okay :rolleyes: What the hell is wrong with DISH? :mad:
     
  19. Jul 26, 2006 #19 of 232
    co_gooner

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    ??????
     
  20. Jul 26, 2006 #20 of 232
    DougRuss

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    See Ya !!!

    Like Dish is going to Pay Big $$$$ for some programming to save a few Subscribers............NOT !!:D
     
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