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Old 06-21-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
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ESPN America on Sky

For those of you who like their American sports, ESPN America seems to be having a freeview day (Sunday) on channel 417 Sky boxes.

Watching some baseball right now
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:19 AM   #2
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Great! Thats me a "sports widow" all weekend
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for that Obi i have enjoyed watching it while i have been in today. Just wish i could understand all the rules of baseball LOL
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #4
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thanks hubby enjoyed watching this channel, recorded some games to watch later, is it expensive to get it all the time then?
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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thanks hubby enjoyed watching this channel, recorded some games to watch later, is it expensive to get it all the time then?
Its part of the Setanta package and with the current condition of them, to subscribe would be chucking £12 a month away
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Its part of the Setanta package and with the current condition of them, to subscribe would be chucking £12 a month away
ESPN have brought the rights to show the remaining Setanta games

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/8571146
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ESPN have brought the rights to show the remaining Setanta games

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/8571146
Not sure how that will effect ESPN America channel though, the soccer games I assume will be on Eurosport which AFAIK ESPN owns.
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Not sure how that will effect ESPN America channel though, the soccer games I assume will be on Eurosport which AFAIK ESPN owns.
ESPN is owned by Disney and Eurosport is owned by the French group TF1.

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From the ESPN website -

ESPN plans to make its Barclays Premier League coverage widely available across multiple pay-TV platforms. As a first step to this distribution strategy, ESPN has reached an agreement for its coverage to be retailed by Sky to residential and commercial customers.


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GOOD NEWS!

ESPN America is now part of the Sky News and events pack, so if you have that pack, ESPN America nad its American sports are now viewable!

Its also on channel 34 Freeview on a top up tv version

Get your baseball/basketball/golf/college football here!

news on English football here
http://www.espn.co.uk/
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:21 PM   #11
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GOOD NEWS!

ESPN America is now part of the Sky News and events pack, so if you have that pack, ESPN America nad its American sports are now viewable!
Saw this earlier. If it stays that way it will save me £12.99 a month.
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GOOD NEWS!

ESPN America is now part of the Sky News and events pack, so if you have that pack, ESPN America nad its American sports are now viewable!
Thanks (I think!) DH is very excited as they are going to show the All Star Game and I'm busy seeing when the Red Sox will be on next
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GOOD NEWS!

ESPN America is now part of the Sky News and events pack, so if you have that pack, ESPN America nad its American sports are now viewable!

Its also on channel 34 Freeview on a top up tv version

Get your baseball/basketball/golf/college football here!

news on English football here
http://www.espn.co.uk/
Just hope that Virgin do a similar deal to replace Setanta (I did get it free with the XL TV package). It would be great to ESPN America so that I watch live baseball again (I miss it since Channel 5 stopped showing the Sunday night games).
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