Serie A/B on RAI International

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  1. njonkers

    njonkers New Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Cape Town,SA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Serie A on RAI International

    Will RAI Inyernational broadcast Serie A this year.?
     
  2. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But of course!

    Look for ESPN Deportes, to be launched in 2004, to carry Serie A games as well.
     
  3. njonkers

    njonkers New Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Cape Town,SA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Good.
    Here is South Africa we don't catch ESPN Desportes.Get ESPN Atlantic feed here
     
  4. da_cfo

    da_cfo New Member

    Apr 19, 2003
    San Francisco CA
    No.

    Gol TV has Calcio Serie A in the US.

    ESPN Deportes does NOT have the US TV rights to Calcio.
     
  5. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's the statement about Serie A and ESPN Deportes.

    "ESPN International has decided to acquire TV rights in Latin America and Caribbean to Italian Serie A instead."

    It will be shown on ESPN Deportes starting in 2004, not this season rather next season.
     
  6. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Well, you have to be careful when talking about RAI in other countries - there are actually four different RAI International feeds that go out to different regions of the world. Some of them carry Serie A games while others do not. I can't recall which regions don't carry it - I'm pretty sure Asia, but I don't know about Africa. If you've gotten it before, you'll probably get it again because I think they'd signed a multiyear contract before last season.
     
  7. da_cfo

    da_cfo New Member

    Apr 19, 2003
    San Francisco CA
    NO.

    Gol TV holds English and Spanish-language US TV rights to Serie A through the 2004-2005 season, with first choice of games, up to 3 games each week.

    ESPN Deportes in the US has no rights to Serie A through 2005.

    ESPN Deportes US is NOT ESPN Latin America. They are two separate services.

    I wrote the statement you quoted, so I should know what I am talking about.
     
  8. rangers00

    rangers00 Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Yes, that's very funny for Dante to quote a statement in soccertv.com and don't know who da_cfo is...

    But ...

    you keep emphasizing GolTV would have the first choice of Serie A games, well, it look like RAI International also has that first choice of Serie A game:

    On Aug 31, 0900 EDT/0600 PDT (live):

    RAI International - Juventus x Empoli
    GolTV - Juventus x Empoli

    That's why I didn't believe your claim a bit to begin with.

    Of course, I was also wrong to think that one carrier would have the exclusive rights, that GolTV wouldn't have shown the Juventus game (and show the Inter x Modena game live instead). Apparently they treat the Spanish commentary and Italian commentary as separate products.
     
  9. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    And English commentary, since GolTV also has English audio now.
     
  10. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Serie A is avaliable here on TLN with English commentary.
     
  11. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So this is Oliver Tse huh... never knew.
     
  12. CRSvideo

    CRSvideo Member

    Jul 24, 1999
    New York, NY
    What about B? I remember last year Rai showed a few matches of B each week, but this year so far I haven't seen any (in the US version of Rai anyway). Will Rai be showing any matches of B this season?
     
  13. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Haven't seen any mention of Serie B games being shown this year. I had put it down to the delays in the season starting, but now I'm starting to wonder, too. It's been sort of hectic, but now they've settled on a Saturday night schedule until November when they'll move to Sunday afternoons through March before switching back to Saturday nights. The 8th round will be played on Sunday Oct 12 because Serie A is off that week for the national team game.
     
  14. Ankf00

    Ankf00 Guest

    The Learning Network?
     
  15. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Telelatino or something like that. It's a Canadian channel.
     
  16. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Serie B!

    RAI is showing Serie B match Como vs Piacenza this Saturday.
     
  17. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    With no Serie A games this weekend, RAI International is showing one live Serie B game on Sunday morning and three others delayed over the following days. Here is the schedule (Eastern daylight time)

    Sunday Oct 12 9 am - Atalanta vs Triestina (LIVE)
    Sunday Oct 12 5 pm - Como vs Palermo
    Monday Oct 13 4:55 am - Catania vs Vicenza
    Tuesday Oct 14 5:10 am - Venezia vs Genoa

    Then they're going to continue the early-morning theme and show another batch of games from mid-week action at the end of the week:

    Thursday Oct 16 3:30 am - Ternana vs Catania
    Friday Oct 17 5:15 am - Atalanta vs Pescara
    Saturday Oct 18 5:15 am - Vicenza vs Como

    Not sure if they'll be showing multiple Serie B games each week from now on, or if this is making up for the missed weeks, or just a fluke. Wish they had some games with, say, Cagliari or Fiorentina, but I have a feeling it's a TV rights limitation.
     
  18. Sardinia

    Sardinia New Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Sardinia, Italy, EU
    It could be... Cagliari had a contract with tele+ (now SkyItalia) dating some years.

    Though we are in purgatory we're still in the italian top ten (number of fans).

    But also atalanta to name one now has a contract with Sky so...

    I guess then it's because they hate our freedom! :)

    Or, guessing again, it could be that the terms of the contract differ...
     
  19. Sardinia

    Sardinia New Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Sardinia, Italy, EU
    I don't know if this service is available outside of Italy.

    http://torocagliari.tiscali.it

    Torino - Cagliari broadcasted thru the net.

    6 €uro.

    time 8.30 pm (local time)
     
  20. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
    Finally found a list of the Serie B teams whose home games RAI International has the rights to show abroad:

    Atalanta
    Catania
    Como
    Napoli
    Pescara
    Piacenza
    Ternana
    Venezia
    Verona
    Vicenza

    This weekend, the live game is Piacenza-Triestina with Venezia-Bari to be shown on tape at a time to be determined.
     

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