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Union and 6abc announce partnership

The Philadelphia Union announced today that it has entered into a partnership with local ABC affiliate channel 6. In a press release the Union said that “the commitment is for as many Philadelphia Union games as possible to be carried live on 6abc, and all games will re-broadcast on 6abc’s digital channel – 6.2 (also known as the Live Well HD Network).”

Union president Tom Veit said, “This is truly a landmark day for Philadelphia Union . . . The opportunity to partner with not only one of the best television stations in the nation, but one of the most respected brands in the Delaware Valley, is something very special and meaningful to us as an organization. We know our fans will show their appreciation by tuning in and supporting WPVI, much like they have already shown their commitment to us.”

Bernie Prazenica, President & General Manager of 6abc spoke of the “buzz” around the new MLS team. “We believe the MLS will be a great success in the Delaware Valley, both on the field and in the community, and we’re excited to present this new team to our loyal viewers.”


2 Comments

  1. Oooh, I was wondering who would get Setanta’s games. Good news.

    • Ed Farnsworth says:

      I agree, it is good news. Apparently Setanta was licensing its content from Fox anyway. Given how difficult it has been to subscribe to Setanta in the past (not on cable in Philly which left switching to satellite or trying to get some crappy broadband provider), I’m not terribly sorry to see them go. I wonder, though, who will be providing some of the closed circuit, only available live in a bar for a fee matches?

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