"Any customers paying for the Setanta Sports pack will no longer have any subscription fees to pay.Hmmm. No doubt more to follow as negotiations continue, but that £10 just for ESPN America is pretty steep and that last statement possibly suggests that some of ESPN content (HD?) may be platform-exclusive to Sky.
"As Setanta Sports was included at no extra cost in TV Size XL there will be no changes to pricing for this package.
"If you have size M or L TV and would like to continue to get ESPN America you just need to give us a call and we can add it to your TV pack for £10 per month. If you have XL TV and subscribed to it previously, you don’t need to do anything, the channel will still be available to you."We are working with Setanta and ESPN to understand where the content will be available. Due to licensing agreements, some content shown on Setanta may not be available elsewhere, but should it become available on other channels, we’ll be working hard to make sure the content is available to our customers."
The Virgin Media Setanta Q&A has a few more details.
According to The Guardian, ESPN said yesterday that "the new ESPN channel, which will run alongside its existing UK channels, ESPN Classic and ESPN America, will be available on every platform, including cable, satellite and Freeview."