And finally, a couple more press releases from the Rogers family. The first details Setanta’s coverage of the the UEFA Europa League, which begins tomorrow; the second is about this weekend’s Barclays Premier League coverage. Setanta has just acquired rights to one Europa League game per matchday from TLN. Two more games will air on Euroworld Sports each matchday, with every game available on delay.
Club Atlético de Madrid host Celtic FC on the opening day of the group stage from the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League Thursday, September 15 at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 noon PT live on Setanta Sports!
Celtic received the news just this week that they would be part of the group stage after Swiss club FC Sion lost their appeal to be reinstated. Sion was disqualified for fielding ineligible players in their Europa League playoff encounters with Celtic on the 18th and 25th of August. The Swiss side had won the series 3-1 on aggregate but an appeal filed by Celtic was accepted and eventually led to the expulsion from the event for Sion.
Celtic’s best result in this competition came in 2003 when they were defeated 3-2 in extra time in the UEFA Cup final by Portuguese club Porto.
Atlético de Madrid took home the Europa League title in 2010 with a 2-1 win in the final over English club Fulham.
And for the Barclays Premier League, which includes the second Super Sunday of the season. It is also worth noting that Setanta has the Old Firm Derby between Celtic and Rangers at 7:25am ET.
The weekend’s Barclays Premier League schedule begins with the Queens Park Rangers versus Wolverhampton on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. (ET)/6:30 a.m. (PT) on Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Pacific.
Gerry Dobson and Craig Forrest host SoccerCentral at 2 p.m. (ET)/11 a.m. (PT) on Sportsnet ONE to wrap up the day’s action.
Sportsnet and Setanta’s BPL broadcast schedule for the rest of the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 17
Aston Villa v Newcastle @ 10 a.m. ET (Setanta)
Everton v Wigan @ 12:30 p.m. ET (Sportsnet ONE)
Sunday, Sept. 18
Tottenham v Liverpool @ 8 a.m. ET (Sportsnet ONE)
Manchester United v Chelsea @ 11 a.m. ET (Setanta)
For those who want to watch Manchester United vs. Chelsea but who don’t get Setanta, the game will be available on delay at either 2pm ET or 4pm ET on FOX, depending on which FOX station you receive. Check your local listings.