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  • Soccer, Rugby Head to IPTV

    <strong>This just received from Ted Boyle at Cable Bahamas</strong><br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" align="texttop" /> Interactive Television Networks will add European soccer and rugby programming from Setanta Sports to its Internet-protocol-TV lineup.<br /> <br /> ITVN described itself as "a vertically integrated provider of interactive content networks delivered to the television over home broadband."<br /> <br /> Setanta Sports will be available to ITVN subscribers for $14.95 per month. <img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" align="absbottom" /></p></blockquote><br /> <br /> According to their <a href="http://www.soccer365.com/EUROPEAN_NEWS/Premiership/page_99_125504.shtml" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC">Press Release</font></u></a>:<br /> <img src="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/images/setanta_b.jpg" align="left" hspace="10" vspace="10" width="175" height="175" alt="" /><br /> <div align="center"><strong><font color="#0000CC">ITVN Partner With Setanta For Soccer Coverage </font></strong></div> <br /> <br /> <strong>Interactive Television Networks, Inc.</strong> (ITVN) announced today the addition of an extensive lineup of popular European soccer and rugby programming from Setanta Sports. Setanta Sports is dedicated to live European soccer as well as the best of worldwide rugby.<br /> <br /> <!–more–><br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" align="texttop" /> “As ABC News reports, this year’s World Cup viewership increased 65% as compared to the 2002 World Cup,” said Charles Prast, CEO of ITVN. “Throughout the US, the popularity of soccer, rugby and other sports available on the Setanta Sports channel is growing. The availability of Setanta Sports on ITVN’s award-winning service will increase the awareness of ITVN within a large and growing market of international sports enthusiasts.” <img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" align="absbottom" /></p></blockquote><br /> <br /> Setanta Sports’ programming features no less than 1,000 top-quality, live and short delay sports productions including more than 90 live matches this season from the Barclays English Premier League, the world’s most prestigious soccer league, starting August 19, 2006. The network also telecasts the Euro 2008 qualifying matches; the UEFA Cup, the secondary, Europe-wide knock-out competition for Club sides; The Coca-Cola Cup; The French and Dutch national soccer leagues; and exclusive programming from Manchester United Television and Chelsea Television. Setanta Sports also has extensive rugby coverage, including <em><font color="#FF0000"><strong>Six Nations, Tri-Nations, Super 14 and others</strong></font></em> to be announced shortly. <br /> <br /> Setanta Sports is available to ITVN subscribers at $14.95 per month. Subscribers receive a free ITVN set-top box with a 12-month commitment to Setanta Sports.<br /> <br /> <blockquote><p><img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/start_quote_rb.gif" align="texttop" /> “The network is designed primarily, but not exclusively, for European expatriates living in the U.S. and those of European ancestry whose passion for popular national sports keep them connected to their country of origin,” said Simon Green, Chief Executive, Setanta Sports North America. “With the growing interest in soccer in the U.S., Setanta Sports is confident it’s European-style, on-air presentation and programming line-up will appeal to these new soccer fans, from all walks of life.” <img src="http://www.bigblogmedia.com/images/end_quote_rb.gif" align="absbottom" /></p></blockquote><br /> <br /> <div align="center"><font color="#0000CC"><strong>What is IPTV?</strong></font></div><br /> IPTV stands for Internet Protocol TV, which is broadcast-quality television delivered over standard home broadband Internet. <br /> While offering the same quality as satellite or cable, IPTV has many advantages, such as virtually limitless programming and on-demand content because only channels selected by consumers are delivered over home broadband networks. <br /> All content—including HDTV—can be distributed on a subscription or pay-per-view basis with content promotion integrated into the user experience. Best of all, IPTV offers true interactivity for the customer, allowing two-way communication with services comparable to the Web, creating a better environment for users, programmers and advertisers.<br /> <br /> <div align="center"><font color="#0000CC"><strong>About Setanta Sports</strong></font></div><br /> In the United States, Setanta Sports is a 24-hour, digital pay TV network dedicated to European and international soccer and world-class rugby. It launched in the U.S. on April 26, 2005. Setanta Sports worldwide is a leading, international pay television broadcaster and the number two sports broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It provides top sports leagues and events to more than 60 million digital television homes globally and to commercial venues in six countries. Setanta Sports North America is owned by Dublin-based Setanta Sports, which operates pay television networks in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, and Australia. The company’s U.S. operations are based in San Francisco.<br /> <br /> <div align="center"><font color="#0000CC"><strong>About ITVN</strong></font></div><br /> Interactive Television Networks Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of interactive content networks delivered to the television over home broadband. ITVN owns or controls all aspects of its business from content licenses, management, billing, and streaming software to the set-top-box installed in the consumer’s home. Determined to remain the leader in IPTV, ITVN has invested heavily into making this a global product for people around the world. With its versatility and portability, ITVN will remain the customers’ choice for IPTV entertainment. For more information visit <a href="http://www.itvn.com" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000CC">www.itvn.com</font></u></a>. <br /> <br /> <b>Rrelated Articles:</b> <a href="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/index.php/2006/7/20/this_week_s_setanta_rugby_schedule"><font color="#0000CC">This Week's Setanta Rugby Schedule</font></a> | <a href="http://www.rugbybahamas.com/index.php/2006/8/1/this_week_s_setanta_rugby_schedule_1"><font color="#0000CC">This Week's Setanta Rugby Schedule</font></a>


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