FOX OFFICIALLY OWNS SETANTA'S US RIGHTS
RECAPS
EXTRA TIME
RYAN NOEL - Friday, January 29, 2010
Setanta has announced the end to its US broadcast on March 1st, allowing for Fox's new "Fox Soccer Plus" channel to make it's debut.

We reported some about this briefly in an earlier blog post, but Wednesday it was made official.

The press release from Fox stated that they had acquired "select" broadcasting rights (read: FA Cup, EPL, etc.) from the former Irish broadcasters.

From Setanta's official press release:
"This is a significant milestone in the re-organisation of Setanta Sports, following the acquisition of Setanta's businesses in Ireland, the US, Canada and Australia in July 2009," said Leonard Ryan, Co-Founder of Setanta Sports . "Having examined several options for our US business, we concluded that the best course of action for the Group is to exit the US market and to concentrate on other markets where we can be a more substantial player in sports television. This transaction enables us to achieve that objective and to explore new opportunities in other markets."

Until Fox reveals more, though, we won't know anything about prices, channels, and schedules.

(Oh, and still no official word on the launch of FSC HD)
Rico
Wednesday February 24, 2010 1:08 am
Mario as far as I know there aren't any places carrying the HD feed until march. But your channel will say something like FSCHD
mario
Tuesday February 2, 2010 10:05 am
i noticed all the FSC EPL games were carrying a new HD shadowmark and there were several announcements 'Fox Soccer Channel - now in HD' but it was clearly not in HD on my Direct TV feed
Charlie G.
Friday January 29, 2010 8:45 pm
Does anyone know if this will affect Setanta subscriptions for on-line streaming access for EPL, etc. ? I just subscribed, and its really good - just hoping it won't disappear, or that Fox will take its place ?
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