Monday, June 22, 2009

ESPN wins Premier League football rights | Media | guardian.co.uk

ESPN, the US sports broadcaster owned by Disney, has won the rights to screen 46 live Premier League matches next season which were formerly held by Setanta.

The US broadcaster is thought to have paid about £90m for those games, according to industry sources. Setanta paid £131m, but the league had already received about £40m from the Irish pay-TV company in downpayments for the 2009-2010 season.
ESPN wins Premier League football rights | Media | guardian.co.uk
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