Setanta GB goes bust

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by An Tarbh, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Setanta UK have been put into administration today. It follows on from them losing the rights to the Premier League and the SPL this week which in turn comes on the back of them failing to pick up 2 packages in the last Premier League rights sale.

    The international channels and Setanta Ireland will continue.

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2009/0623/setanta.html
     
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  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    What does this mean for the Magners league?
     
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Jun 23 2009, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    would only affect the coverage for the Scottish teams at home but there'll be no impact for the Irish sides of things.
     
  6. Col

    Col Guest

    With Setanta Sports going bust does anyone know if any TV channel will be showing the Magners League in England next year.
     
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    would have thought the only coverage you'll get next season is from BBC Wales and S4C. I doubt they'll take the feed from Setanta for the non-Welsh matches though so you'll probably have to do without unless ESPN pick up more of Setanta's portfolio.
     
  8. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    ESPN are apparently launching a new sports channel over here, and have bought the rights to 46 premier league games for next season (the ones Setanta had the rights to). I expect they will need a lot more content to make the channel worthwhile so the ML could end up there.
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Any news if ESPN are picking up the 30-odd Premiership matches Setanta had also?
     
  10. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Jun 24 2009, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Good question. Anyone heard 'owt?
     
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