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

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  1. Aug 17, 2006 #41 of 232
    co_gooner

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    I'm kinda at a loss to understand what the hold up is then, what the **** are they negotiating about???:confused:
     
  2. Aug 17, 2006 #42 of 232
    Chandu

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    ITVN picture quality won't be as good as on DirecTV or GlobeCast.

    ITVN is a bit of an upgrade on Setanta Broadband (+ the content like EPL they don't have on Setanta Broadband).
     
  3. Aug 17, 2006 #43 of 232
    poopoo

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    This is really pathetic......... always had the idea that Dish was open to "International Programming" but when it is something many want, they **** themselves........ they'll learn their lesson sooner or later when enough subscribers leave
     
  4. Aug 17, 2006 #44 of 232
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    apparently your definition of "many" is different than theirs.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2006 #45 of 232
    mruk69

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    Not only does Dish not have it, DTV will show all of the weekend Setanta games for FREE. It says so on senta.com/na.
    FSC is who we should blame, as setanta never won the rights. Fox made a deal with Setanta, prbably thought they would get a more steadier income from Setanta customer base than relying on PPV revenue. In a way it is cheaper to sub with Setanta than to pay for the EPL package. Fox will now only have ****ty games like Charlton v Fulham, Villa v Reading. Don't expect to see many Man U, ArseAnal, Chelsea and Liverpool games on FSC.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2006 #46 of 232
    co_gooner

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    Kinda makes sense for FSC; spreads the cost of the EPL rights package which is no doubt a buttload of money (has to be, so that the overpaid, pampered players in England don't miss out when the latest Aston Martin hits the streets!) E* were approached last year about this and have done f*all about it, by all accounts because they wanted the exclusive rights like they originally had with Gol TV, but as Setanta had already offered the deal to DTV Charlie boy went in a sulk and refused to add the channel, aww diddums.

    Oh by the way, I think that you'll see plenty of games involving the top teams Arsenal included (are you a complete c*** all the time by the way, or just some of the time?) as FSC has the Sky 4pm Sunday game.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2006 #47 of 232
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    Just about every sentence is wrong.

    Setanta on DirecTV has a one weekend free preview.

    The Number One match every week is purchased by Sky Sports in the UK and moved to Sunday 11amET/8amPT. FSC has retained the rights to that match.

    On Saturday, Setanta has the first choice, but FSC is showing the second choice live at 10amET/7amPT. Since there are FOUR top teams, Not One, and you have listed them - ManU, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, then by showing the 2nd choice Saturday match, FSC will have two of the top four matches.

    All 3 Chelsea matches in August will be live on FSC.

    Also, the EPL is a league of 20 teams, which is what makes it interesting to begin with. A league of just 4 teams would be boring...

    PS If you get ITVN, forget about DVR'ing the match, and make sure that no family member is downloading something during the match...
     
  8. Aug 18, 2006 #48 of 232
    retexan599

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    Sorry if this has already been answered: will these (potential) EPL matches on DISH be in High Definition even if they are broadcast?
     
  9. Aug 19, 2006 #49 of 232
    Chandu

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    No.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2006 #50 of 232
    obrienaj

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    Not really, just a few items ...not their main sports.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2006 #51 of 232
    obrienaj

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    Yes and the extra bad news appears to be that these games will not be re-broadcast on FSC later in the week. Last season, the PPV matches we usually repeated on Wednesday, so if I was to cheap to pay for Man U versus Fullam, I could always watch it a few days later. So there was rarely a week that I could not watch Man U, things look bleak!
     
  12. Aug 20, 2006 #52 of 232
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    Just been reading about a new broadband based tv service, which may offer hope. They don't carry much (at this stage at least) but you can subscribe for the Setanta TV Channel for $15 per month.

    So while it wouldn't replace the satelite service it might complement it, by providing the coverage of the top EPL games that everyone wants.

    The unknown is what the receeption will be like.......but assuming it's reasonable, it might be worth dropping down to a cheaper package from D* - because if your getting Setanta, who needs the FSC channel? That way you might just be increasing your total monthly bill by about $5.

    Lots of if's and but's with a new unknown service, but it seems to be a possibility.

    SORRY - for the repetition - just noticed that someone has already mentioned the ITVN service......
     
  13. Aug 20, 2006 #53 of 232
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    Well this week on FSC we did get a Chelsea game today but yesterday was awful (sorry to the fans of those clubs)
    Today I never got to see the Mighty United stick it to Fulham

    So Ive paid up to Sept 1 with Dish If no Setanta by then
    then Direct tv will be in my house from Sept 2 .

    We only got Dish for the Eastenders package really
    that just means I'll have to download it from a bit torrent site.
     
  14. Aug 20, 2006 #54 of 232
    julesism

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    amen brotha!
    I'm sad I do not get to see the 5-1 trashing! Thanks alot Charlie!:mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  15. Aug 21, 2006 #55 of 232
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    I got to see the Man U goals on Fox Sports World Report but that was it. :mad:

    The ITVN broadband carries very little football and no EPL games.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2006 #56 of 232
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    Not to rub salt my fellow footy brothers, but Setanta has United against Charlton on Wednesday afternoon of this week and again on Saturday against Watford. That could be another six points for you.



    <---Avatar--- Of course, I hope it's zero points! :)
     
  17. Aug 21, 2006 #57 of 232
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    That's what kills me. My fav. team is Man. Utd. and not only did I miss the trashing of Fulham, I'm going to miss the next 2 games. I looked in the EPG for the whole week and not a single Man. Utd. game. Actually, the Sunday match of Chelsea vs. Man. City was incorrectly labeled in the info as a Chelsea vs. Man. Utd. match.

    But if you're a Chelsea fan, you'll appreciate the 2 new Chelsea games this week. I hate to see my rival teams. C'mon, where's Setanta on DISH?!
     
  18. Aug 21, 2006 #58 of 232
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    The Chelsea fans havn't been hurt by this just yet...but I'm sure we will be. It's a long season.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2006 #59 of 232
    poopoo

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    Chelsea v. L'pool will be on setanta, along with all the Carling cup! AHHH!:nono2:
     
  20. Aug 21, 2006 #60 of 232
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    Not a whole lot is known about the quality of ITVN yet.

    But why do you need a drastic move like switch to DirecTV? You could add GlobeCast instead and get your Setanta AND keep DISH and continue getting your Eastenders.
     
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