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Discussion in 'France' started by Theo, Jul 25, 2002.
are we going to be able to watch Ronaldinho and co. this year in the US? anybody have any idea?
as oliver tse has been saying, expect tv5 to take over as sole carrier of the french league this season
tv5 has already started coverage of the new season by carrying psg-porto tomorrow at 1:30 pm et
There is room for more carriers of La Championnat in the U.S. than just TV5. Last year, TV5 only showed the game from TPS. There are two games on Canal+ every week, that FSW picked up later in the season.
tv5? which one is that?
How does one purchase this so-called tv5, which satellite providers offer it and so on? i've never heard of this strange station but it sounds real nice.
Today in the first round of Le Championnat Guingamp hosts Lyon.
In the Third Division Reims face Lorient.
To receive TV5 through the DISH Network bouquet you must own a 20" dish and a decoder, both available at autorized retailers (1) .
If you are an individual, the general public subscription fee is US$9.99 /month + US$5 for administrative fees if you wish to limit your subscription to TV5 and RFI (Radio France Internationale).
If you are an institution, subscription fees are US$100 per year. For more details about fees and installation, contact DISH Network (free number): 1 877 586 9675.
Equipment costs are 99.00 USD, to which you must add either the fees of installation by a specialist (US$199.00 ), or the installation kit if you wish to install it yourself (US$29.00 ).
(1) Authorized retailers
There are more than 6 000 autorized retailers for DISH Network in the USA. To know the address of your nearest local retailer, call 1 877 586 9675 (ask for option 1, and then option 2).
If you already own a C band dish antenna (a 6 to 10 foot antenna), and if you also own a digital decoder, you can subscribe directly to Galaxy XI satellite. Please contact Superstar/Netlink at 1 800 225-5772.
For individuals, subscription to TV5 through Superstar/Netlink is US$9.99 per month.
For schools, high schools, universities or other institutions, you must contact the International Channel company at 303.712.5452. Subscription to TV5 costs US$100 per year.
Go here http://www.tv5.org/usa/us.index.qui.rece.html
to see if your cable system carries TV5.
I'm still confused about FSW carrying games. Is Canal+ carrying any games this season? Does this mean that FSW will pick up the Canal+ games? Or is TV5 the sole carrier?
Canal + will continue to carry L1 matches this season in France. Canal + distributes matches through TV5 and TV5 also carries "Jour du Foot" which is another Canal + program. It seems as though TV5 is the primary distributor for L1 in North America this season. Not sure how this effects FSW but I'm hoping that they'll to show L1 @ some point this season.
TV5 gets its game from TPS.
Last season, Fox Sports World got the games from Canal+.
This season, no one is distributing Canal+ games yet.
there is only one place in the U.S. you can watch Guingamp x Lyon and Marseilles x Nantes on 1ere journee. And they weren't broadcasted by any channels available in the U.S.
I stand corrected on the L1 distribution on TV5 in regards to Canal +. At the moment TPS has the deal w/ TV5 as you mentioned and nothing's been announced in regards to Canal +. So, hopefully, they'll provide the feed to FSW this season.
Thanks for the info, guys.
I'm hoping that at the very least, FSW will pick up the Canal+ fixtures in mid-season like they did last year. Last season, I got hooked on Le Championnat due to FSW, and I want to continue to get my fix this season.
So the Championnat is not the Premier League or La Liga.. it is still the league that always seems to have the most unpredictability and the league I enjoy watching the most. I am already going through withdrawls, I hope FSW picks up the ball mid season or something, cause I don't get TV-5 (though I wish I did because it has a laot of good french programming from france, canada, belgium, switzerland and africa and is a top notch channel). Please FSW, do the right thing!!
I'm still wondering why they stopped calling it Le Championnat...
Hopefully FSW will pick up something. Whether it's French, Nationwide, or Saudi I don't care!
yes, i agree...just pick up some more games!
I'd like to see the Turkish League just because I have an interest in that country and its football. Yes.. I agree pick up something, anything at this point. EPL, Bundesliga and Eredivsie is not enough. They also show Argentine games, but those tend to get late sunday timeslots, while Brazil and Scotland get weeknight slots. There is an opening for a fourth league on the weekend slots.
The Eredivisie is gone though!
I would also love to see the Super Lig. Turkey has some of the most passionate fans in the world and the incredible Istanbul derbies.
If you are willing to spend $39.95 per month, you can get three Turkish games per week IN THE UNITED STATES!!!
Last weekend they were:
Trabzonspor x Fenerbahce,
Bursaspor x Besiktas,
Galatasaray x Samsunspor
This coming weekend will be:
Denizli x Galatasaray,
Besiktas x Kocaeli,
Fenerbahce x Anksaragucu
Basically, Gala, Fener and Besiktas are featured every week.
What channel are these games on?
Why did they drop the Eredivise as well?? FSW is only showing three european leagues this fall?? That is pathetic. I was not the biggest Eredivise fan.. but I enjoyed the games and this is yet another blow to FSW soccer coverage.
From what I heard it was "lack of interest."
rangers00, is that for DirecTV?
There are lots of satellite services outside of DirecTV
and Dish Network. DFH is a Turkish service using a
Ku-band (30-36") dish and an MPEG2 receiver with an
access card, pointing to Telstar 5 (97 degree west,
4 degrees east of DirecTV's bird).
On the same bird, there are other services like
German, Croatian, Taiwanese, Iranian,
Portugese etc. Each service requires a
I mean can I get it if I have DirecTV? If I understand you correctly getting these 'extras' has nothing to do with DTV and the DISH.
So if one spent the time and money what is the maximum amount of matches you could get?
I used to have DISH (can't have sattelite where I live now though) a few years ago, and got TV5 when they started showing Le Championnat, and while I loved that, I thought most of the TV5 programming was nul. Just a bunch of shows with people sitting around a table talking (like much of French TV that isn't American sitcoms or 1970s Italian softcore porn) That said PLEASE FSW PICK UP LE CHAMPIONNAT!
You are totally right Shah, while not the highest quality in Europe definitetly the most interesting! It's so nice when a league has a different winner every year instead of the same two or three teams.
These services have ***ABSOLUTELY*** nothing to do with DirecTV. In a sense, they are DirecTV's competitors. If a Turkish immigrant has no option of getting programming in their mother tongue, he/she would be more inclined to subscribe to an American service and watch NBC, CNN, ESPN, A&E, HBO, etc. But since home country programming is available, NBC, CNN, etc are going to lose viewers, DirecTV is going to lose potential subscribers.
On the foreign services on Telstar5, some of them carry Liga from their home countries:
- DFH has had the Turkish league for a couple years (3 games per match day)
- SPT has just acquired the Portugese rights for the upcoming season (as announced by Oliver on soccertv). Don't know how many games on it yet.
- GermanTV may be broadcasting the Bundesliga, but I am not sure. They have a weekly highlight show.
- TV Romania International carries 2 games per week. It's on free preview right now but it will become a subscription service in a couple months.
There are lots of games outside of DirecTV/Dish Network in the sky, on C/Ku band satellite. DirecTV/Dish is just one of the bands used in the sky. For the paid ethnic services, check out
To find out soccer games on free signals on C/Ku band, check out