ESPN has taken full advantage of Setanta’s precarious financial situation by purchasing the rights to broadcast 46 English Premier League games in the UK for the 2009-2010 season.
Setanta was unable to come up with the £10 million down payment to secure the 46-game package and The Premier league confirmed last week that it was open to offers for the contract.
"We are clearly delighted that our bid for exclusive media rights to the Barclays Premier League matches in the UK has been successful," said ESPN Managing Director in Europe, Middle East and Africa Lynne Frank.
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