ESPN gets EPL rights!

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ESPN gets EPL rights!

Post by arsenalfc08 » 06 Aug 2009, 21:11

ESPN has acquired the TV rights to two of the weekly Premier League slots on US television for the 2009-2010 season. Beginning on August 15, 2009, each week ESPN will feature the 7:45am ET Saturday game and the 3pm ET Monday game.

Saturday, August 15:
Chelsea v Hull City, 7:45am, ESPN2

Monday, August 24:
Liverpool v Aston Villa, 3pm, ESPN2

Saturday, August 29:
Chelsea v Burnley, 7:45am, ESPN2

Saturday, September 19:
Burnley v Sunderland, 7:45am, ESPN2

Saturday, September 26:
Portsmouth v Everton, 7:45am, ESPN2

Monday, September 28:
Manchester City v West Ham United, ESPN2
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onday, October 5:
Aston Villa v Manchester City, 3pm, ESPN2

Saturday, October 17:
Aston Villa v Chelsea, 7:45am, ESPN2

Monday, October 19:
Fulham v Hull City, 3pm, ESPN2

Saturday, October 24:
Wolves v Aston Villa, 7:45am, ESPN2
Saturday, October 31:

Arsenal v Tottenham, 6:45am, ESPN2
Monday, November 9:

Liverpool v Birmingham City, 3pm, ESPN2
Saturday, November 21:

Liverpool v Manchester City, 7:45am, ESPN2

FSC and Setanta usa will also show games.

http://www.epltalk.com/espn-adds-premie ... ne-up/9899

A lot of Chelsea games shown.

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Post by Rome_Leader » 06 Aug 2009, 21:38

Hey now, two topics for the same thing? :p

Jokes. Well, it's nice to see Chelsea games ( ;\), but also, it really looks like ESPN will be giving this a good go. Perhaps this is their foothold into the European market. My friend from the Wigan area tells me they now also get regular ESPN, and the Rays/Royals game was on a few days ago. I can only speculate that ESPN are really trying to push to go worldwide. :p

For those of you non-Canadian, they've already got a foothold up here in TSN.
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Post by soccer11 » 07 Aug 2009, 04:48

whoa, this is really big news. I guess I have to wake up at 7:45 now . . . maybe. All in all, the US is making great strides in terms of showing games and I think that actually watching good football on tv will bring more people to the sport than Beckham because even with him, the MLS is still the MLS.
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Post by panchester07 » 07 Aug 2009, 07:51

yeah but ESPN lost the champions league rights and won the premier league rights so you loose one and gain one.
im starting to hate ESPN in spanish, its all mexico, then usa, then central america, i want spanish league,champions league, premierleague

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Post by Rome_Leader » 07 Aug 2009, 12:21

Who has the CL rights now then, do you know?
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Post by MUFC1994 » 07 Aug 2009, 14:24

Rome_Leader wrote:Who has the CL rights now then, do you know?
I think FSC has them.....
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Post by arsenalfc08 » 07 Aug 2009, 14:59

MUFC1994 wrote:
Rome_Leader wrote:Who has the CL rights now then, do you know?
I think FSC has them.....
Yes its FSC.

ESPN is also going to show La Liga. We are really tapping into the soccer market. I love it. Hopefully the games will bring the sport the respect it deserves in the USA. I can dream.

La Liga, EPL, Euros and WC man this is great.

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Post by bsc » 07 Aug 2009, 15:37

I may have to drive in to school late for
Arsenal v Tottenham, 6:45am, ESPN2
Monday, November 9:

I'm guessing ESPN won't be playing replays like fsc. man i was hoping for that game to be on the EPL Fanzone of the week on FSC.
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Post by arsenalfc08 » 07 Aug 2009, 17:14

bsc wrote:I may have to drive in to school late for
Arsenal v Tottenham, 6:45am, ESPN2
Monday, November 9:

I'm guessing ESPN won't be playing replays like fsc. man i was hoping for that game to be on the EPL Fanzone of the week on FSC.
Its on Saturday the 31st. I got some of the spacing wrong lol.

The 6:45am games are on Saturdays. The 3pm games are on Mondays.

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Post by bsc » 07 Aug 2009, 17:35

oh lol thats a lot better!

I just hope espn have good announcers with the premiership, I don't want alexi lalas
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Post by Flyingmoose » 07 Aug 2009, 17:48

pfft better alexi lallas than that bum on gol tv. whats his name?
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Post by KoNJa04 » 07 Aug 2009, 18:21

Flyingmoose wrote:pfft better alexi lallas than that bum on gol tv. whats his name?
DONT MAKE FUN OF ANDY GRAY!!!!!!
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Post by Flyingmoose » 07 Aug 2009, 21:10

haha alright. hey did you also steal my signature gif??
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Post by mrbeankid22 » 08 Aug 2009, 01:06

Finally we will get some EPL games in HD. Well at least in the US, no Sky Sports HD over here :/. Anyways I think you mean Ray Hudson, the guy on Gol TV, he is something.

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Post by KoNJa04 » 08 Aug 2009, 14:23

Flyingmoose wrote:haha alright. hey did you also steal my signature gif??
which gif? i prolly did haha, if i see a good one i just steal it and post it on my myspace
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