ESPN Acquires La Liga and Premier League Packages

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  1. MaestroZidane

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    Some very interesting news for the U.S football fans.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ESPN-to-share-La-Ligas-US-TV-apf-2481090449.html?x=0&.v=1

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=656557&sec=england&cc=5901

     
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    What does this mean for Canadian fans?

    ESPN does not have a channel in Canada. Even on satellite TV...do we get left out in the cold?
     
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    Hopefully both El Clasicos will be on ESPN2 this coming season.
     
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    Good, I dont have setanta and didnt wanna pay $12.95 when ESPN is free (sorta).
     
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    ******* sweet! About time ESPN does something right.

    It's gonna feel weird watching it on HD tv instead of a crappy feed on Saturday morning. Oh well, I'm sure I'll adapt.
     
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    I subscribe to Setanta and all I care is that my team's matches are shown.

    Be it on TSN, Sportsnet. The Score, FSC or watever.

    Hope this doesn't **** us north of US.
     
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    well, if Setanta don't get any financial help, they will go under. They just lost their contract foe the EPL as well as the SPL, from what I've read
     
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    They need $3m to keep their contract with the SPL alive. They also needed $30m for the EPL contract.

    From news reports, they were planing to break even with memberships, and they didn't get the required amount of subscribers so they basically ran out of money.
     
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    Reports are that ESPN are talking to BSkyB on how to work together. Best guess is some sort of return of Prem Plus type PPV games in the UK. That would suck.

    Mind you for £6 a month, I get all the United matches on MUTV in their entirety - so in the event they're not live, I can watch the full 90 mins a maximum of 48 hours later.
     
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    Seconded, it's going to be great to finally be able to watch La liga games in HD, Gol TV does not have that yet. :33vff3o:
     
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    I haven't read anything about the games being in HD. Are they actually going to be in HD? because that would amazing.
     
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    Does this mean that fans in the US will be able to watch some EPL and la liga matches on regular ESPN or ESPN2 channels? I never signed up for setanta and dont have espn deportes
     
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    At the moment, It will only be La Liga games..
     
      

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