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CTV won't have Premier League games. You will need TSN2, Sportsnet and Setanta. I don't see how its much different than having to have The Score, Sportsnet and Setanta in the past.
 

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Wasn't tonights ManU game in Toronto supposed to be on TSN2? The link to the page on their site goes to the site map and i recorded it and they were showing filler programming.
 

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Man U vs Celtic

The match was supposed to be on TSn2 according to the TSN website 3 days ago. But yesterday there was no mention of it on the website. Probably it was cancelled because it was not a sell-out (lots of empty seats). i watched the match on espn2 at a bar.
 

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CTV won't have Premier League games. You will need TSN2, Sportsnet and Setanta. I don't see how its much different than having to have The Score, Sportsnet and Setanta in the past.
I heard that the 11am sunday match will now be on Setanta instead of the Score and the saturday 12:30 will be on Sportsnet. The Sunday match usually has one of the big matchups so in a way we are a bit worse off
 

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With all 3 EPL carriers in HD as of August 1st, it doesn't really matter who carries what game. Here is the lineup as it looks right now:

Saturday early kickoff (7:45am ET) - TSN2
Saturday 10am ET kickoff - Setanta & Rogers Sportsnet
Saturday late kickoff (12:30pm ET) - Rogers Sportsnet
Sunday early and late (8:30am ET and 11:00am ET) - Setanta Sports
Monday (3:00pm ET) - TSN2
Weekday rounds - Setanta

Setanta will have delayed broadcasts of all matches played on Saturday 10am throughout the day Saturday (except for Sportsnet's match).

Hawk

PS. RDS will have French language coverage that will mirror TSN2 - at least for Saturday mornings. No word yet on Monday afternoon matches.
 

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Here's the difference from last year. Those minority (I assume) that dont have TSN (refuse to pay beyond basic) will lose out on Sat 7.45am match now that TSN 2 is showing it. Guess I go to the PC to watch it. Looks like I will lose another midweek match from TSN 2.

So, it is fair to say what TSN 2 will show, Setanta wont ?, not even delayed ?
Also, I have Setanta so I'll still end up with plenty to watch. Will just have to catch the
7.45am Sat on my PC.

I assume Sportsnet will continue to only broadcast 1 match on Sat 10am and sometimes
a Setanta delayed match on Sat evening. Coverage is maintained but not increased.

Will Setanta start broadcasting in HD ?. I hope so, because we used to have on Sun The Score and the HD pic was fantastic...Now, if GOLtv will also have HD........
 

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So, it is fair to say what TSN 2 will show, Setanta wont ?, not even delayed ?

- Fair to say.


Will Setanta start broadcasting in HD ?

- Yes. Setanta has just announced the launch of their HD channel as of Aug. 1st.


I assume Sportsnet will continue to only broadcast 1 match on Sat 10am and sometimes a Setanta delayed match on Sat evening. Coverage is maintained but not increased.

- No. As I wrote above, the 12:30pm Saturday match should be LIVE on Sportsnet (this is being assumed by the fact that the 12:30pm match is NOT showing up on Setanta's schedule). Late night showings of the Setanta match by Sportsnet (as last season) is a question mark but this is already an improvement over last season as Sportsnet will have 2 LIVE matches on Saturday instead of one.


In a nutshell, 2 Setanta matches (early Saturday and Monday afternoons) will be moved to TSN2; Sportsnet goes to 2 LIVE matches; and Setanta (while losing 2 matches) adds the 11am Sunday match previously on The Score.

As for not having TSN2, I would guess you would be a minority to spend $15 per month for Setanta but decide to save money by refusing to pay beyond basic. Of course, that is your decision and I respect it. It DOES suck when a league is spread over 3 networks, and its always the consumer that pays the price. But in these economic times when advertising dollars are hard to come by while the rights to leagues such as the EPL are only get more expensive, you have to expect rightsholders to sublicense and do whatever they can to recoup their investment.

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Wait.....is TSN 2 on HD? Or is that only on the premium HD tier? I can't seem to get it on my set. (Rogers HD)
 

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Sportsnet seems to be carrying a EPL magazine show as part of their new contract. It is called Premier League World, and it airs at 7et on Sportsnet East tonight. It will air on all of the Sportsnet channels at various times thoughout the week.
 

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The Premier League is to launch a 24/7 high definition content service for its licensees outside the UK and Ireland.

The first time the Premier League has produced a studio-based content service specifically for its licensees, the year-round offering will be produced in the UK by the Premier League Productions division at IMG.

The Premier League's content service will only be available for its international rights licensees. It has already been confirmed that content provided by the service will be broadcast across all of the Middle East and Africa and parts of Europe and Asia.
The service, which launches in August and will be a showcase for the 20 Premier League clubs, will provide international broadcasters with a range of new English language, studio based output.

It will contain as many live matches as possible in a single service, with up to six per weekend a possibility, and there will be new programming around these and the delayed matches. Fans will have access to all 380 Barclays Premier League matches.

In addition to the three existing regular Premier League magazine shows broadcast to licensees (Premier League World, the Premier League Preview Show and the Premier League Review Show), there will be new analysis and magazine programmes, international phone-ins, daily football news bulletins and classic matches from the Premier League's extensive archive.

IMG, which has just been re-appointed by the Premier League to handle production and distribution for all its international programming, will be responsible for developing the Premier League's content service.

Scudamore said: "This new service is going to deliver engaging content, and I am sure the quality production, international standing and appreciation of the sports market by IMG, who we have worked in partnership with since 1997, will ensure that the Premier League's content service will deliver an even better Premier League to our fans across the world."

http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~1987753,00.html
I wonder if Setanta will start using this?
 

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Pricing for Setanta HD?

Any word on pricing for Setanta HD? Already paying $15+/mnth for STS SD, I balked at an additional . .what? $8.95? . . to get TSN/TSN2 HD. If STS HS goes to $20, that's almost $30/mnth for EPL.

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Normally HD specialty channels are automatically added to your account without a price increase other than the yearly "our costs are going up" increases. I'm hoping Setanta HD won't cost more. If it does, I might actually dump it all together and get TSN2 HD; since Sentanta is becoming less and less financially rewarding.
 
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