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ESPN in Ireland

July 10, 2009

ESPN has been awarded two packages of rights containing a total of 46 matches available for season 2009/10 to air in Ireland. The move extends ESPN’s football offering that began with the acquisition of the UK Premier League broadcast rights following the collapse of pay-TV broadcaster Setanta last month.

ESPN said the broadcaster was currently speaking to pay-TV platforms in Ireland “to make these as widely available as possible” and hopes to announce details of new partnerships shortly.


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