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

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  1. Jul 26, 2006 #21 of 232
    kstuart

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    Setanta also has their programming available via the Internet, aka "Setanta Broadband"...
     
  2. Jul 26, 2006 #22 of 232
    DCSholtis

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    Setanta isnt available as a standalone on D*. You need to have one of their regular programming packages in order to purchase it. I.E. You cant just order Setanta, you need to have either one of the Total Choice packages or Para Todos (Spanish) before you can order Setanta.
     
  3. Jul 27, 2006 #23 of 232
    PBowie

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    Well if we keep bombarding Dish they might get the picture -hey thats funny !

    seriously though, I dont know how PPV works I DO know it is not under Dish's control
    as I get the Eastenders package on Dish and its sometimes screwed up (episodes in wrong order etc) and when I call Dish to complain they tell me its PPV and out of thier control

    so... IM guerssing with PPV , Dish transmits and just gets a cut of the fee ??
     
  4. Jul 27, 2006 #24 of 232
    kevruth

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    Setanta Broadband has a lot less content. They only show Carling Cup and Coca-Cola league matches with the occasional international match. I already have a subscription to it so I can tell you it ain't that great. Heck, they aren't even carrying the Gaelic games playoffs past the quarterfinals. Those are PPV on broadband.

    This coming season's Champions League matches that Setanta has sublicensed will be shown on Setanta Broadband. ESPN's rights package now includes the broadband rights as well. Those broadband rights are included in Setanta's sublease with ESPN.

    I had read a news article that both ESPN and Setanta would be simulcasting their CL matches with their respective broadband services (i.e. ESPN 360 and Setanta Broadband). That means live CL on the internet.

    I would hope Dish does something soon. I heard an interview with Setanta North America's president on World Soccer Daily that they were in negotiations with Dish for quite awhile. They've offered the same deal they have with DirecTV. They expected them to be on board in the next six months. That was back in May. He hoped they would get the job done soon.

    According to him, their is more interest in Setanta Sports then they had expected. He said that DirecTV had reached it's two-year subscriber goal within the first year. That even floored Setanta.

    Dish is going to have to get on the bandwagon since Setanta will now be airing some EPL matches through a sublicense with Fox Soccer Channel and that FSC has eliminated the PPV/EPL live subscription package. That means lost revenue for Dish.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2006 #25 of 232
    Paul Secic

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    I fully agree!
     
  6. Aug 7, 2006 #26 of 232
    julesism

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    here's the latest info via soccertv.com:

    FOX Sports International (FSI) has sublicensed US and Canadian TV rights to an average of approximately 4 2006-2007 English Premier League (EPL) matches each week to Setanta Sports North America.

    In the United States, FOX Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports USA will divide the 2006-2007 EPL season as follows:

    * Saturdays at 7:30am ET: Setanta Sports USA
    * Saturdays at 10am ET: Setanta Sports USA has the 1st and 3rd picks, FOX Soccer Channel has the 2nd and 4th picks
    * Saturdays at 12noon ET: FOX Soccer Channel
    * Sundays at 8:30am ET: Setanta Sports USA
    * Sundays at 11am ET: FOX Soccer Channel
    * Mondays at 3pm ET: FOX Soccer Channel
    * Tuesdays-Fridays: Setanta Sports USA has the 1st pick, FOX Soccer Channel has the 2nd pick

    The EPL will no longer air via pay-per-view in the US.

    come on Charlie! Get Setanta Sports USA added! Only 12 more days until the season starts! This channel has more than just EPL games! I encourge everyone to keep emailing ceo@echostar.com!
     
  7. Aug 7, 2006 #27 of 232
    DCSholtis

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    http://www.setanta.com/portal/articl...2571c00060ffd4

     
  8. Aug 10, 2006 #28 of 232
    poopoo

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    Keep on writing guys...... and keep hoping, - stress that this may lead to large customer loss. C'mon you Blues!
     
  9. Aug 12, 2006 #29 of 232
    WanFittit

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    Have you seen the Setanta Schedule? - clearly they have the top choices from the match schedules, meaning that the majority of the ManU, Liverpool, Arse, & Chelsea games will be shown by them and not FSC. (How can something which calls itself a Soccer Channel sell away so many key broadcasting rights? - they'll need to change their name).

    Have just sent an e-mail to Charlie, but doubt that will have much impact. What will get their attention is a good number of desertions to Directv, and it looks likely I will be doing that real soon.

    Who wants to spend an entire season just seeing the likes of Wigan v Fulham every week? (No offence Wigan & Fulham fans, but you get my drift)
     
  10. Aug 12, 2006 #30 of 232
    poopoo

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    Be sure to let them know why and how you left :)
     
  11. Aug 14, 2006 #31 of 232
    PBowie

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    According to Dish website tonight is a Charlie chat and you can go to Dish website
    and email your questions.
    If we bombard them with questions for Setanta they might finally get it !
    Im going to try and call in too !

    Paul

    Charlie Chat:
    Monday, August 14, 2006
    9:00 p.m. ET
    Channel 101, 490, 580, 101, 490, 580

    http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/customercare/charlie_chat/
     
  12. Aug 14, 2006 #32 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Just done it, come on guys lets go all out and get them to add Setanta NOW!! First weekend of the Premier League is coming up!!!

    You'd think that with lost PPV revenues this season that they'd want to recoup some money by adding Setanta ;)
     
  13. Aug 14, 2006 #33 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Oops, just found out that it's a tech chat, but hell keep sending those e-mails in - it's the first ever game at 'The Grove' on Saturday - live only on ****ing Setanta :mad:
     
  14. Aug 14, 2006 #34 of 232
    Chandu

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    You can get Setanta USA a-la-carte with GlobeCast like that. Not DirecTV.

    Somehow, I have a feeling DISH cannot afford not to add Setanta USA soon. Champions League and World Cup qualifiers/internationals last year was one thing. With the addition of Premiership this year, they cannot afford not to add Setanta USA. I expect this to happen soon.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2006 #35 of 232
    julesism

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    amen to that... hopefully a miracle will happen by this weekend so I can see Man U v Fulham. :eek2:

    Now I know what alot of women felt like when they wanted their Lifetime back! well sorta, we never had SSUSA so... :lol:

    COME ON CHARLIE! GOSH!
     
  16. Aug 17, 2006 #36 of 232
    co_gooner

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    I read on Bigsoccer forum that negotiations are still ongoing. I'm guessing that Setanta have offered DISH the same deal as DirecTV i.e. ala carte and DISH want to include it in AT180, ITVN is looking more likely by the day :mad:
     
  17. Aug 17, 2006 #37 of 232
    co_gooner

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    I read on Bigsoccer forum that negotiations are still ongoing. I'm guessing that Setanta have offered DISH the same deal as DirecTV i.e. ala carte and DISH want to include it in AT180, ITVN is looking more likely by the day :mad:
     
  18. Aug 17, 2006 #38 of 232
    julesism

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    I'd get Globecast equipt., but I worry about a 3rd dish on my apt. balcony, plus not sure what the initial start up/equipt. costs would be... I'll call a local dealer and find out.

    I might try ITVN, but I'm going to wait until we get some reviews from those who took the jump w/o looking back first...

    I've though about digging out my old RCA 420 DirecTV receiver(s) to see if D* would turn me back on w/o a commitment... that would be nice. I could kill my E* account, be happy with DirecTV SD programming with SS USA, and when/if Charlie adds SS USA, we sign up as a new customer thx to my roommate ;)

    I really wish we'd see SS USA by Saturday on E*, but that looks impossible :( I'll be leaving E* soon if it's not added in the next few days.
     
  19. Aug 17, 2006 #39 of 232
    jrbdmb

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    I can't see Setanta as a channel going into a package like AT180, not enough general interest and the price probably too high. It would be one heck of an addition to Multi-Sport, but again probably too expensive for that.

    Perhaps Charlie is miffed that Setanta doesn't carry enough cricket. :)
     
  20. Aug 17, 2006 #40 of 232
    mwgiii

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    In case anyone has missed it, internet based ITVN launched Setenta Sports on Wednesday. If you have high speed internet it seems like a great deal.

    30 day free trial and free hardware with 1 year contract and $14.95/month.

    Link:
    ITVN
     
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