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Setanta gears up for Premiership

The Irish sports TV group has sold its North American Sports Network, write Richard Curran and Dan O’Grady.

9th December, 2006

Setanta Sports has put in place two of the building blocks needed to ensure its €570 million Premiership football gamble pays off. The Irish sports TV group has finalised its long awaited re-financing deal and sold its North American Sports Network (NASN).

Both moves are connected. Setanta, which is controlled by entrepreneurs Michael O’Rourke and Leonard Ryan, agreed last May to pay £392 million (€570 million) for two of the six packages of Premiership football...

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