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    News - Setanta goes into administration

    With its rights to Premier League football snapped up by ESPN, Setanta is to cease broadcasting.
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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    This statement made me chuckle:

    Setanta chairman Sir Robin Miller had this to say:

    "This is a sad day for all concerned.
    Setanta had the shoddiest customer service around and there terms and conditions were as transparent as mud.

    Bring back the days of Premiership Plus. Buy the season ticket and get good service.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    For once Blitzen you`ve said something I agree with

    I had setanta for most of last season and hardly watched any matches. Their commentary team where better than ITV`s but then I could do a better job that the muppets on there.

    Premier Plus was well priced at 40/60 quid for the season or a per game price(think it was 8 quid) You also knew that they would have a match each week which Setanta wouldnt have next year.

    Will be interesting to see what ESPN are planning on doing with the rights. will it be a pay for channel or will they just put it on a normal channel and make up the cost with advertising?

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    I splooged on Setanta for the SPL coverage, but it was hit and miss, and certainly not worth the £15 a month they were charging - I think they'd have had more luck selling cheaper packages with fewer channels, but that's obviously just my opinion...

    ...cancelling the package was an absolute nightmare though - you could never get through to them on the blower, and you couldn't cancel online. In the end I ended up cancelling my direct debit and waiting for them to contact me, then I just paid the outstanding month on my credit card. I missed the footage but could always catch the matches down at the pub - will be interesting to see who picks up the SPL coverage now - it'd be great for me if Sky did since I'm already paying for Sky Sports (and curently considering dropping sports, but that most certainly *would* make it worth me keeping).

    Anyhoo as others have said - good riddance to bad rubbish - let's hope a decent broadcaster fills the void.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    I splooged on Setanta for the SPL coverage, but it was hit and miss, and certainly not worth the £15 a month they were charging - I think they'd have had more luck selling cheaper packages with fewer channels, but that's obviously just my opinion...

    ...cancelling the package was an absolute nightmare though - you could never get through to them on the blower, and you couldn't cancel online. In the end I ended up cancelling my direct debit and waiting for them to contact me, then I just paid the outstanding month on my credit card. I missed the footage but could always catch the matches down at the pub - will be interesting to see who picks up the SPL coverage now - it'd be great for me if Sky did since I'm already paying for Sky Sports (and curently considering dropping sports, but that most certainly *would* make it worth me keeping).

    Anyhoo as others have said - good riddance to bad rubbish - let's hope a decent broadcaster fills the void.
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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    well not to fussed, i had setanta free on cable with my package and the the only thing i watched was the aussie nrl games - hope that sky (as much as it pains me to say) go back in for them.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    what would happen with the UFC then? Will it be shown on bravo like it used to?
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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    ESPN have all the pl games not sure about anything else yet though.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    I wonder if there's a few Blue Square Premier clubs who budgeted to receive their money too. Allegedly, the Blue Square Premier attracted more viewers than the SPL.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatCat View Post
    I wonder if there's a few Blue Square Premier clubs who budgeted to receive their money too. Allegedly, the Blue Square Premier attracted more viewers than the SPL.
    Dunno about that - maybe it was more entertaining

    But consider Celtic have one of the largest fanbases in the world and Rangers aren't exactly a small club either...
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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    Dunno about that - maybe it was more entertaining

    But consider Celtic have one of the largest fanbases in the world and Rangers aren't exactly a small club either...
    That may be true...only if you are a 'sweaty' or Irish though.
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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    Apparantly they needed 1.9mil subscribers they needed to break even (only got 1.2million). They thought the IPL would get in more viewers but it didnt work out. While the Big Firm Clubs have massive fan bases, I doubt its large enough to keep Setanta afloat.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    That may be true...only if you are a 'sweaty' or Irish though.
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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    So quoth a Blue Square Chairman in their local press
    Their coverage of the Blue Square Premier has been successful, often attracting a bigger audience than the Scottish Premier League.
    Which probably marks the occasions when the SPL weren't playing and the BSP were.

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    Re: News - Setanta goes into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatCat View Post
    So quoth a Blue Square Chairman in their local press


    Which probably marks the occasions when the SPL weren't playing and the BSP were.

    Or when teams like St Mirren vs Gretna were playing.
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