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 offCTV 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.
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.
I wonder if Setanta will start using this?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."