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zeds

Serie A Coverage - TV / Online

Ok, so the basket case of terrestrial TV has Calcio rights but I never have a clue what games they're showing. Any ideas?
Guest

It says on the channel 4 site! Has a little [Tv] next to the game being shown.
Mezz

This site is great for seeing what channels are showing what games:

www.livesportontv.com/sportindex.php?id=1
Guest

reckon we'll ever see a game which doesn't have either juve or inter in?
zeds

Cheers people. The most annoying thing is I was watching the build-up to the game this afternoon but didn't know what game they were showing so I pressed I on the remote but they weren't specific on there either, Ch 5 is a joke, and should go back to showing mediocre soft-porn. Maybe a career move for Lara
Mezz

I actually think Five's coverage is quite decent in comparison to Eurosport and Bravo.

They seem to be putting a bit of effort in to the show which may mean they're in this for the foreseeable future...
nino

®osa wrote:
reckon we'll ever see a game which doesn't have either juve or inter in?


Give the people what they want ®osa. When Juve went away Serie A suffered the heaviest. It's like the JLA without Superman!


...Roma is Wonder Woman. Pretty to watch but not top of the pile.
zeds

nino wrote:

...Roma is Wonder Woman. Pretty to watch but not top of the pile.


Are you familia with the Serie A table Sir?
Jay

I wish somebody would teach John Barnes how to pronounce 'Camoranesi' - it's really beginning to irritate me
Curva Fiesole

I wish somebody could teach John Barnes to pronounce "I was an overated player who lived on one lucky goal against an understrength Brazil side for the rest of my career"
nino

zeds wrote:
nino wrote:

...Roma is Wonder Woman. Pretty to watch but not top of the pile.


Are you familia with the Serie A table Sir?


It's a metaphor for the whole of Serie A on a general level.

I wish John Barnes wouldn't pronounce anything. I hate his voice.
Guest

I quite like John Barnes, or at least I am very appreciative of his time as Celtic's manager.
zeds

Lara does have strange looking teeth. It took me about a month to look that far up
Guest

i cant belive im sayin gthis but after 2 mins i was like sod the fit bird pelase get someone people inthe stadio who are gona discuss all things seria a
Guest

In Norway, on Canal +, Wednesday 26/9 :Palermo - Milan
Fiorentina - Roma

On Thursday 27/9 : Parma - Torino ( from Wednesday)
zeds

They had Marcotti on this week, he's always good (though loud). But it won't be a fiixed arrangement.
Guest

Marcotti was good..I liked the way he dissed Graeme Souness's condemnation of Totti on Skys CL coverage last week.
For those who didn't see it Souness said that if Totti was a great player he'd have gone on and won things in a great team..Marcotti pointed out the example of Alan Shearer playing (most) of his career at Newcastle and also small matter of the Tottster winning the World Cup.....Brilliant.Wish he'd have actually MENTIONED Souness
As for the C5 coverage ,at least they've found some tables and chairs.Still can't relate or respect Man Yoo fan Chapman.
Wasn't it great to see a FULL stadium and also a GREAT game.
Hope there were plenty of (kick and rush) prem fanatics watching .
Education...Education...Education
Dave

I've not had the chance to catch the coverage to date - when you say 'Lara' do you mean rather toothy weathergirl Lara Lewington? As in someone unlikely to have taken Italian football, or, indeed, any sort of football as an elective option when doing her meteorological studies? Or is there a job lot of toothy women called Lara on C5?
verno

When the ruddy hell are they going to show a Milan game ?
I'm not happy with the show but beggars cannot be choosers. Hopefully they will iron out all the flaws in the coming months.
zeds

Dave wrote:
I've not had the chance to catch the coverage to date - when you say 'Lara' do you mean rather toothy weathergirl Lara Lewington? As in someone unlikely to have taken Italian football, or, indeed, any sort of football as an elective option when doing her meteorological studies? Or is there a job lot of toothy women called Lara on C5?


No not that Lara, though I do like her too. This Lara or Laura is an Italian broad, a pretty thing if you will who's probably just as dim as that weather girl.
Jay

verno wrote:
When the ruddy hell are they going to show a Milan game ?
I'm not happy with the show but beggars cannot be choosers. Hopefully they will iron out all the flaws in the coming months.


Hi verno

According to the C4 website, the Milan-Catania game is on this Sunday.
Guest

Good to know will go gym/shopping early then and get back in time for it .....
VB

Prepare yourselves for a Gilardino Hat-trick...
Guest

http://www.footytube.com/

Dunno about you guys, but Footytube was a fairly recent discovery for me.
Guest

Yes! No John Barnes commentating!
Guest

so whos on this weekend ?
zeds

Fiorentina v Juve not sure who's home. Should be a cracker
Guest



cant belive it cant wait :D
zeds

There was an interview with our Laura Esposto in today's Times. Apparently she used to work on AC Milan TV and flies in each weekend to host the Channel Five gig. Oh and she says that although she doesn't know every stat from history she does know a fair bit about football.
Jay

Link to Times article

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/...opean_football/article2610074.ece
nino

Screw the boring interview, where's the pics of boobies??
Mezz

Try here:

http://www.lauraesposto.it/gallery1/uno.php

Also, Google image search is your friend...
nino

Mezz wrote:
Also, Google image search is your friend...


Would a friend show me pictures of Burt & Ernie being gay when I'm looking for a desktop of my favourite Sesame Street characters?
verno

Maybe a friend who is trying to tell you something.
Dels

What's James Richardson up to?
zeds

Dels wrote:
What's James Richardson up to?



Podcasting on the guardian and setatanta's preview show.
zeds

Milan v Roma today mmmmmmmm very tasty and then Liverpool v Arsenal and then Valencia v Sevilla.
Guest

zeds wrote:
Milan v Roma today mmmmmmmm very tasty and then Liverpool v Arsenal and then Valencia v Sevilla.


Thats my day lined up as well Zeddo.The fifteen minute walk to the boozer after th Milan-Roma could be touch and go in order to get the KO for L;pool/Arse...
With the clocks going back will it not affect KO times for C5 coverage ??
zeds

It's turning into the Gab Marcotti show. Chapman and Laura see to have accepted they know f**** all.
Esposito is looking soooooooooooooooooo fine today
Guest

Serie A Football Programmes?

Hi does anybody know of any website that sell Serie A match programmes? Any advice would be gratefully recieved.
Guest

Try www.ebay.co.uk or ww.ebay.it?
Or try individual teams' websites?
Myles

Old Football Programmes

footballprogrammes.com

J&J Football Programmes

Football Zone
Myles

Feck sake, 3 weeks without italian football is killing me, they better not do this again.

I thought this blog kind of sums it up: Giancarlo Rinaldi
zeds

Why the feck is there no footy on CH5 right now?????????
Jay

Because the programme is starting slightly later today ... at 1.45
zeds

Jay wrote:
Because the programme is starting slightly later today ... at 1.45



Forgive my impatience....mmmm I have missed Lara oh so much  
DP

Milan v Napoli live on Bet365 and Betfair for anyone that fancies a punt and some evening entertainment
Guest

delpiero wrote:
Milan v Napoli live on Bet365 and Betfair for anyone that fancies a punt and some evening entertainment


Excuse my naievety but have Bet365 got a TV channel...enlighten me please !!!
DP

Not a tv channel, as such, but they do have a pretty decent live events calendar. Just thought it was worth pointing out in case anyone was stuck for a place to watch it.....
Mezz

man city nigel wrote:

Excuse my naievety but have Bet365 got a TV channel...enlighten me please !!!


They usually show the Saturday night Serie A game and also a couple of the Sunday afternoon kick-offs, but a lot of the time one of the Sunday afternoon games is one that's showing on Five at the same time.

When there's a midweek round they'll show at least one game, and they also show Portuguese footy if you're that way inclined.

All you have to do is register with the site and have a PC that isn't totally shite...
Myles

Link: How to watch the games on bet365.
Guest

Have Five said what game is on on Sunday yet?
Mezz

It's Juventus v Sampdoria this Sunday.

The only place I can ever find out what game will be on (other than turning on the telly at 2:00pm every Sunday) is on the Calcio Italia site.

http://www.channel4.com/sport/football_italia/c4update.html
DP

Siena v Roma Live - Channel Five - Sunday 3/2 @ 1.45pm
Guest

Serie A Coverage - TV / Online

Hi,. do any of you know any good sites you can reccomend? I ususally use www.live-footy.org and www.myp2p.eu... however myp2p hasnt been workign for me at all lately, despite the fact that its been working for everyone else! any suggestions? I ran it thru a proxy, and i get access but i cant use the applications meaning i cant stream..
live-footy still works fine but it doesnt have anywhere near as much english options as myp2p

any help will be greatly apreciated
thanks
nico
zeds

Betfair is good for Serie A.

http://www.footballstreaming.info/

is good also. download sopcast and tv ants and you're golden.
Guest

due to the fact that i use the other 2 i have sopcast livefooty ppants, pplive etc... all of them, il give it a look...

most of those betting sites dont work for me tho as im in the US, they block me from streaming or even signing up in some cases....
Guest

TV Coverage, Season 08-09 (Live Serie A Football Online)

In recent years, I've spent loads of time in the summer trawling the net for news of the destination of Serie A TV rights for the UK. Does anyone know whether Five is carrying Serie A next year as well? If not, is there any other deal in the offing?

My own preference would now be for Setanta or Eurosport to pick up the rights. This season has shown that a terrestrial channel is simply unable to show the big games live, because they won't disturb their Sunday night schedules for calcio.

It would make sense for Setanta to get the rights back - they have James Richardson on their books, and they need a flagship European league to rival Sky's La Liga coverage. Italy would fit the bill better than the Bundesliga or Championnat. So, fingers crossed.
Mezz

The way that Five's coverage has been going (only 15 minutes of build up on a Sunday rather than 30-60, and no highlights show now), I can't see them carrying on past this season.

What with Eurosport and Setanta having all ready covered (and dropped) Serie A within the last few years, I'm not sure they would be too interested in picking up Italian football again anytime soon as the factors which led them to drop their coverage first time around haven't really changed.

What we really need to happen is for Jose Mourinho to take over at either of the Milan clubs, or even Juve, and to get Lampard and/or Terry over there playing. If Sky have one or two big name English players abroad to follow, they'll surely be interested in providing coverage. The exposure that La Liga received from Sky when Owen, Woodgate and eventually Beckham went out there increased notably, and I suspect that only a repeat of this on the peninsula would tempt Sky in to covering Serie A.

From my own experience, a lot of UK football fans still see Serie A as being riddled with corruption and, generally, not a very entertaining league to watch so we may be without live calcio for a while again after this season ends.
Guest

Sky, the scourge of the match-going football fan.
Guest

Mezz wrote:
The exposure that La Liga received from Sky when Owen, Woodgate and eventually Beckham went out there increased notably.


Agreed, although I believe it was McManaman that started it all off, followed then by Beckham then Owen and Woodgate.

I'd like to see some English players play in Serie A, that coupled with hopefully a fairly succesful stint from Trap and Capello hopefully might get some real interest in the league. It's Sky's coverage that we want - not Bravo or 5 amateur rubbish.
Guest

I agree with much of what you say, Mezz, except that Setanta didn't drop its coverage - it claimed (at least) that it was outbid by Five. So I hold out some hope that it could secure Serie A for next season with JR in the hotseat.

I worry that live calcio might disappear, but at the same time I find it hard to believe that football from Holland, Argentina, Germany and France will be shown on various channels, but no calcio. I take your point that British fans have a negative view of Serie A, but broadcasters must know there's a core group of people who got hooked by C4's coverage in the 90s.

Here's hoping, anyway. Perhaps you'll consider creating a sticky at the top of the forum later in the summer for news (or even gossip?) about the destination of the TV rights?
Guest

just do what i'm doing, move to Italy!
Mezz

Romanista wrote:
Perhaps you'll consider creating a sticky at the top of the forum later in the summer for news (or even gossip?) about the destination of the TV rights?


No problem, I'll add this to the stickys in about a month's time until the season actually starts and we know if we are/aren't going to be able to watch live games!
Guest

Five offer D-Day choice - watch Parma-Inter, Catania-Roma or both!
nino

Micky wrote:
 It's Sky's coverage that we want - not Bravo or 5 amateur rubbish.


I'd take five over paying for Sky Sports anytime.
Guest

A valid point, but as I pay for Sky Sports all year round anyway, it would be great for me. They have midweek Spanish games, a highlights programme, they show the copa del rey.........that's the sort of coverage I'd like of Calcio.
VB

I came across this on the other forum earlier this morning:

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Guest

I can only hope someone takes an interest now that Mourinho is at Inter and Lampard (maybe) is joining him.  I doubt bet365 will show games in the same format either without a TV channel to have sponsorship on.

Oh well another summer of uncertainty.
Guest

disappointed to see Five wont be showing it next season, even if the coverage was poor atleast it was guaranteed serie a every sunday.

I think if sky sports got the rights it could do a lot for peoples opinion of calcio over here, especially if they brought lara along
Liam

gurjio wrote:
I can only hope someone takes an interest now that Mourinho is at Inter and Lampard (maybe) is joining him.  I doubt bet365 will show games in the same format either without a TV channel to have sponsorship on.

Oh well another summer of uncertainty.

I doubt that will make any difference because Betfair had live Serie A matches as well last season and they weren't sponsering any TV programmes (That i'm aware of).
Guest

Liam wrote:
gurjio wrote:
I can only hope someone takes an interest now that Mourinho is at Inter and Lampard (maybe) is joining him.  I doubt bet365 will show games in the same format either without a TV channel to have sponsorship on.

Oh well another summer of uncertainty.

I doubt that will make any difference because Betfair had live Serie A matches as well last season and they weren't sponsering any TV programmes (That i'm aware of).


fair enough Liam thats good news then.  I thought they showed it as they were on in the adverts.

Van Basten, sky have spent the last 10 years dissing Serie A so I wont see it happening unless their obsession with Mourinho proves too much temptation.
Lupo Pazzesco

This is bad news that Five have dropped Serie A like every other station recently. Eurosport might be the only hope.
Curva Fiesole

I suggest that myles removes the link to the five blog in protest.
Guest

I really find it funny that you guys don't get Seria A coverage easily as we do here. There's about three channels covering seria A here and so it ain't a problem for us.
Lupo Pazzesco

sms wrote:
I really find it funny that you guys don't get Seria A coverage easily as we do here..


It's not that funny but i wish it was. It'd be best if whoever gets it shows the evening match at 7.35 with a half hour build up + round up of the days goals prior to kick off. BBC 3 would be a good place as the Beeb have nowt football wise next season.
Guest

BBC3 only runs from 7pm though, so it wouldn't be able to screen any afternoon games...
Lupo Pazzesco

Michael La Viola wrote:
BBC3 only runs from 7pm though, so it wouldn't be able to screen any afternoon games...


I think the TV audience would be bigger for the evening KO's as there's no competition from Premiership football at that time.
Guest

And it's when the bigger games are generally played. The only problem would be the end of the season when all the games are played in the afternoon.
Guest

Not the 'only' problem, more like one of many problems.
Giovanni Lavafiume

The main problem is there is not enough interest to show it on a main terrestial channel. That's why Channel Four dropped it and presumably that is why Five are doing likewise.
Lupo Pazzesco

Anyone try Serie A TV last season? It was internet only coverage and cost about €50 a season last year. It might be worth checking out if no one picks up the rites for the UK.

I've a horrible feeling that Serie A won't be picked up for UK coverage this season. Here's hoping Fat Frank signs on the Inter dotted line to generate some interest.
flotron

I watched whatever games betfair were streaming

although they reduced the quality of the streams half way through the season, which i was not happy with

i don't know why they did that
Guest

Lupo Pazzesco wrote:
Anyone try Serie A TV last season? It was internet only coverage and cost about €50 a season last year. It might be worth checking out if no one picks up the rites for the UK.

I've a horrible feeling that Serie A won't be picked up for UK coverage this season. Here's hoping Fat Frank signs on the Inter dotted line to generate some interest.


I tried them myself last year (Serie A TV). They only show coverage to America & Japan....  You can talk to customer support directly in the contact us section. I asked them last year if they've any plans to expand their coverage to european countries and i was told that there was no plans of yet.... If a lot of people asked though before the season started ya never know!
Lupo Pazzesco

Milano wrote:


I tried them myself last year (Serie A TV). They only show coverage to America & Japan....  You can talk to customer support directly in the contact us section. I asked them last year if they've any plans to expand their coverage to european countries and i was told that there was no plans of yet.... If a lot of people asked though before the season started ya never know!


I wasn't aware the Serie A TV was for outside of Europe. There goes my final legal option as I don't see any UK broadcaster picking up the new season's coverage.
Guest

Hopefully bet365 still show it next year if nobody takes on the rights, can't complain with 5 live games a weekend even if they're not full screen, otherwise i'll be back to using sopcast...!
Guest

Duncan you get Serie A TV?  I'm thinking of getting it this year.  Is it any good?
Guest

Well, I emailed Setanta about a week ago to ask if they had any plans to show Serie A. (Setanta and Eurosport are about the only channels I can imagine picking up the rights at this late stage). I was told that the rights were not currently available, but if they became available, Setanta would be interested in bidding for them.

Make of that what you will. I suspect the customer services bod writing the email simply didn't know what he was talking about.
Jay

Anyone else heard the rumour that Setanta will be showing Serie A football this season?
Guest

Yeah Setanta confirmed it tonight i think, just caught the end of the Football Matters earlier and they said at the end of it that they had secured the rights.... don't know what games they are showing and if it's from this weekend but when i went to this weekend on my sky Guide they have a slot for saturday and sunday at 7 and it just says live european football so fingers crossed....
Guest

Brilliant news - this was the best possible outcome. Now I'm glad I waited before choosing between Sky and Setanta.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=882976
Lupo Pazzesco

Fantastic news about Setanta picking up the live coverage of Serie A.  
Guest

Great news, though now I have to decide whether to subscribe at home or at uni....

Will the games be on Setanta 1? That's the only one you get on Freeview.

Freeview box 'has to have a card slot' though, which might mean buying another one.
Guest

The early signs are that games will be on Setanta Sports 2. There are two slots on that channel this Saturday and Sunday evening, and I'm guessing they're reserved for Samp-Inter and Fiorentina-Gobbi.
Liam

I believe Betfair/Bet 365 etc are showing live games as well if anyone fancies a wider choice.
Mezz

Word up, Liam.

Both Saturday games plus two Sunday afternoon games and the Sunday evening game on Bet365.

Setanta can plant their lips squarely on my furry hoop if they reckon I'm going to pay £12.99 per month for games I can see for free.
Guest

Mezz wrote:
Word up, Liam.

Both Saturday games plus two Sunday afternoon games and the Sunday evening game on Bet365.

Setanta can plant their lips squarely on my furry hoop if they reckon I'm going to pay £12.99 per month for games I can see for free.


£6.50 a month if you sign up before midnight tonight, as I just have.

I wonder who will be the saviour this time next year.......
Guest

I think Serie A has found its best home since the C4 heyday. Eurosport was too low-profile, Bravo weren't committed to calcio, and Five's production quality was awful. But Setanta is a specialist sports network with plenty of channels to show the big games at whatever time they are played. It also has Mr Calcio, James Richardson, on its books - though I'm not sure how involved he'll be, given his numerous existing commitments.

We should get lots of calcio professionally presented and Setanta should get better viewing figures than they do for Ligue 1 or the Bundesliga. I can see this being a long-term deal.

Forza Setanta, I say.
Mezz

Wasn't Setanta's coverage of Serie A pretty crap when they had it a couple of years back? I don't recall anyone on here speaking particularly highly of them back then...

Micky wrote:

£6.50 a month if you sign up before midnight tonight, as I just have.

I wonder who will be the saviour this time next year.......


I saw that deal too, but the £6.50 per month thing is only for the first three months before the price jumps to £12.99 per month, plus there's Setanta's £14.99 "connection fee" too.

Considering that I rarely watch games in full that don't involve Man United or Fiorentina, that I'm more than happy going down the pub to watch games that aren't on Sky and that all normal Serie A TV games (plus one or two more) are available for free online, I don't really think it's worth the expenditure for me.
Guest

Setanta *were* crap a couple of years ago, and at the time I watched Bravo's coverage instead because it was fronted by JR and there was no subscription. But the whole Setanta set-up has been upgraded since then - they've hired a load of proper presenters and pundits and they're seriously trying to rival Sky.

I'm confident we'll see some good coverage of Serie A on Setanta this year.
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