The Irish division of Setanta Sports has been awarded a package of English Premier League rights.

The new company, called Setanta Hibernian, has won back one of the three contracts it lost in June when the British side of the business collapsed.

"Setanta Hibernian," which is backed by Setanta's original Irish founders Micky O’ Rourke, Leonard Ryan and Denis Desmond, won 33 games including the lucrative 3pm spots on Saturdays.

ESPN was awarded the other two contracts.

The new company is expected to issue a report this weekend detailing the future for Setanta Hibernian.