CL on TV?

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by HoosiersUnited, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. HoosiersUnited

    HoosiersUnited New Member

    May 6, 2003
    Is the CL going to be on ESPN2 again this season? There are rumors floating about that it won't be, but was wondering if anyone knew for certain.
     
  2. rangers00

    rangers00 Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    1 game per match day, at least for the 1st round.
     
  3. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    Re: Re: CL on TV?

    Source? Link? Has this been confirmed for 03/04?
     
  4. rangers00

    rangers00 Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Re: Re: Re: CL on TV?

    Check out ESPN2's schedule.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/schedule?date=20030917&network=02

    Match day #1: telecast on Wednesday (9/17), no telecast on Tuesday (9/16).

    Match day #2: telecast on Tuesday (9/30), no telecast on Wednesday (10/1).

    Click on the calender on the right hand side to see the schedule of the relevant dates...
     
  5. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Looks like there will be NO Champions' League coverage in the United States beginning in January 2004. ESPN sucks!

    Reference:
    http://www.muscusa.com/multimedia.html
     
  6. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Anybody know how to get ESPN Deportes on Direct TV? I know it becomes available in January. But I think you need Direct TV Para Todos which is pretty expensive.
     
  7. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I called my cable company and they said they will not be adding ESPN Desportes in January. I have Charter.
    Can't use a dish here because of a darn hill. :(
    Boo hoo.. I need my CL!!!
     
  8. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    If you're close to New York City, "Nevada Smiths" pub gets ESPN Deportes.
     
  9. Zlax45

    Zlax45 Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    I know you

    I saw an interview with Tommy Smith and he said that he would be shocked if ESPN did not continue to show Champions League games this upcomign season. He also said that he had no been notified of a change in schedule for him because he broadcasts the games remember. Link Below

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=3822
     
  10. rangers00

    rangers00 Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    ESPN Deportes is currently on DirecTV Para Todos, channel 426. Watch the Sunday Nite baseball or Sunday Nite NFL en espanol.

    Except it's only a part-time channel.
     
  11. HoosiersUnited

    HoosiersUnited New Member

    May 6, 2003
    ESPN Deportes currently is part time but will be launched full time in January.
     
  12. da_cfo

    da_cfo New Member

    Apr 19, 2003
    San Francisco CA
    Re: I know you

    Tommy Smyth is the colour commentator of UEFA Champions League on TSN Canada, ESPN Latin America/Caribbean, ESPN Australia, ESPN New Zealand, and ESPN Pacific Rim (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Western Samoa, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati).

    Note that he will be broadcasting the games regardless of whether they will also be aired on ESPN2 in the US.

    It is my understanding that ESPN Deportes will be the exclusive non-pay-per-view US TV outlet for UEFA Champions League sooner or later.

    Whether ESPN2 will still have telecasts in February-May 2004 is still too early to tell, though I personally do NOT expect ESPN2 to devote valuable time slots for UEFA CL when ESPN2 can make 5 times the money airing infomercials, time buys, poker (the new fad TV sport for 2003, with better ratings than regular season Major League Baseball or NBA) or X-Games reruns.
     
  13. HoosiersUnited

    HoosiersUnited New Member

    May 6, 2003
    I agree that in the future ESPN D will the only home for the CL here in the US as long as ESPN holds the rights (which is such a major disappointent for a network that likes to sell itself as caring about soccer but really doesn't). I do think that they will finish the 2003-2004 campaign on ESPN--I would be surprised if they switched over.
    As for making more money with those other events, are the people who watch poker and some of the other crap they show home at 2 in the afternoon? I thought that was why they put that on in the evening and overnight. Plus, CL ratings aren't bad for ESPN2.
    Finally, when do those rights run out? Hopefully FSW/FSN will buy them up at that point.
     
  14. MightyBees

    MightyBees New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    London, England
    In the UK Sky Sports are showing ALL the matches- you can select which match you want to watch on you remote and flick over between the others!
     
  15. HoosiersUnited

    HoosiersUnited New Member

    May 6, 2003

    Well, unfortunately the US is not as football-enlightened as the UK.
    Plus, we don't have the digital cable abilities you do.
     
  16. MightyBees

    MightyBees New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    London, England
    I was letting anyone in England know about it, in case they didnt!
     
  17. da_cfo

    da_cfo New Member

    Apr 19, 2003
    San Francisco CA
    CL ratings on ESPN2 in the US are awful, averaging only 0.15% (150000 households.)
     
  18. DallasGooner

    DallasGooner Member

    Apr 16, 2003
    Dallas, Texas
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    But what is that time slot getting on non-game days? It has to be way less then that. I mean ESPN is really happy with the 600,000 that PTI gets so I would think that on the duce that would make the suits happy.
     
  19. da_cfo

    da_cfo New Member

    Apr 19, 2003
    San Francisco CA
    ESPN2 can get 200000-300000 households when there is no UEFA CL (compared to only 150000 households with UEFA CL).

    Furthermore, ESPN2 has 10 minutes of ad inventory to sell per hour on most programming compared to only 2 minutes per hour to sell during UEFA CL broadcasts (the other 2 minutes per hour is reserved for cable/satellite TV operator ad inserts).
     
  20. Zlax45

    Zlax45 Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Re: Re: I know you


    I think tommy was saying that ESPN 2 will continue broadcasting the games....He said he would be shocked if there did not continue on ESPN 2
     
  21. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: Re: I know you

    He was simply not aware of the facts at that time.
    There had already been a press release that after Jan 1 2004, ESPN2 would not be carrying the CL matches and they would go to ESPN Desportes in the USA.
    But the press release may have been in error in that it did not mention the possibility that has been mentioned that ESPN2 may still carry one match per week.
    That is not clear yet.
     
  22. Zlax45

    Zlax45 Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Re: Re: Re: Re: I know you

    That is what I was sayign don't get all fired up over nothing....BTW TOMMY SMYTH IS AWESOME!!!
     
  23. halfnelson31

    halfnelson31 New Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    NOVA
    Ha Ha Ha ur very funny...*********************
     
  24. Zlax45

    Zlax45 Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Re: Re: Re: Re: I know you


    Can you give me a link to this article???
     
  25. vonitsa

    vonitsa New Member

    Aug 30, 2003
    UEFA Champions League
    ---------------------

    ESPN International holds exclusive TV distribution
    rights to the UEFA Champions League in the Americas
    (including the US and Canada) and Oceania
    through the 2005-2006 season via an agreement
    with Swiss sports marketing agency TEAM Marketing AG.

    ESPN2 (US) will have US TV coverage for
    UEFA Champions League Match Days 1-6, with
    one live telecast on either Tuesday (Match Day 2)
    or Wednesday (Match Days 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6) at 2:30pm ET,
    in order to satisfy a contractual obligation
    to air an average of at least one match per
    match day on a non-pay-per-view channel in the US.

    Setanta Sport has sublicensed US and Canadian
    TV rights to UEFA Champions League group stage matches
    involving Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea,
    Celtic, Rangers, Galatasaray, Besiktas, Olympiakos,
    AEK Athens, and Panathinaikos
    from ESPN International and TEAM Marketing AG.
    These matches will air on closed-circuit TV
    if they are not aired in the US on ESPN2
    or in Canada on TSN/RDS.

    The UEFA Champions League is expected to air in the US
    on ESPN Deportes once ESPN Deportes
    becomes a full-time service in early 2004,
    with doubleheaders on match Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    starting with the Round of 16 (in February 2004)
    through the Quarterfinals, plus both legs
    of both semifinals and the final.

    ESPN Deportes will be available via DirecTV Para Todos
    throughout the continental US
    and via digital cable in some areas (notably COX Communications).

    --

    Match Day 1:

    AC Milan (Italy) vs Ajax (Netherlands)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    Tu Sep 16 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE
    (no US telecast)

    Rangers (Scotland) vs VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Sep 16 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Manchester United (England) vs Panathinaikos (Greece)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Sep 16 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) vs Chelsea (England)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Sep 16 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Besitkas (Turkey) vs Lazio (Italy)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Sep 16 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Arsenal (England) vs Inter Milan (Italy)
    ESPN2 (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We Sep 17 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Bayern Munich (Germany) vs Celtic (Scotland)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Sep 17 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Juventus (Italy) vs Galatasaray (Turkey)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Sep 17 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    AEK Athens (Greece) vs Deportivo de La Coruna (Spain)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Sep 17 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Real Sociedad (Spain) vs Olympiakos (Greece)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Sep 17 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Match Day 2:

    Locomotiv Moscow (Russia) vs Arsenal (England)
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Sep 30 11:55am ET/8:55am PT LIVE

    Deportivo de La Coruna (Spain) vs PSV (Netherlands)
    ESPN2 (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    Tu Sep 30 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Sep 30 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Porto (Portugal) vs Real Madrid (Spain)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We Oct 1 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE
    (no US telecast)

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Oct 1 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Match Day 3:

    Juventus (Italy) vs Real Sociedad (Spain)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    Tu Oct 21 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE
    (no US telecast)

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Oct 21 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Chelsea (England) vs Lazio (Italy)
    ESPN2 (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We Oct 22 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Oct 22 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Match Day 4:

    Lazio (Italy) vs Chelsea (England)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    Tu Nov 4 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE
    (no US telecast)

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Nov 4 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Real Sociedad (Spain) vs Juventus (Italy)
    ESPN2 (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We Nov 5 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Nov 5 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Match Day 5:

    Inter Milan (Italy) vs Arsenal (England)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    Tu Nov 25 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE
    (no US telecast)

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Nov 25 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Ajax (Netherlands) vs AC Milan (Italy)
    ESPN2 (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We Nov 26 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Nov 26 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    Match Day 6:

    TBA
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    Tu Dec 9 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE
    (no US telecast)

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Tu Dec 9 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    TBA
    ESPN2 (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We Dec 10 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Dec 10 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    ---

    Coverage of Round of 16 through the final
    is expected to air in the US on ESPN Deportes.

    Final:

    ESPN Deportes (US)
    TSN (Canada)
    RDS (Canada)
    We May 26 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    ---

    UEFA Champions League Weekly
    TSN (Canada)
    Tuesdays at 4am ET/1am PT starting September 16
    ESPN Deportes (US)
    Fridays at Time TBA starting February 20, 2004

    http://soccerTV.com/europe.cfm

    =============================

    UEFA Cup
    --------

    Setanta Sport holds US and Canadian TV
    rights to many UEFA Cup games, including
    the 2004 Final, via an agreement with
    French/German Sports marketing agency SportFive.

    1st Round 1st Leg:

    Teams TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Sep 24 Time TBA LIVE

    1st Round 2nd Leg:

    Teams TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We Oct 15 Time TBA LIVE

    2nd Round 1st Leg:

    Teams TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Th Nov 6 Time TBA LIVE

    2nd Round 2nd Leg:

    Teams TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    Th Nov 27 Time TBA LIVE

    Final:

    Teams TBA
    Setanta Sport Closed-circuit (1-415-546-1022)
    We May 19 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT LIVE

    http://soccerTV.com/europe.cfm
     

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