Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Sky snap up more Premier League coverage

BSkyB have secured the rights to five of the six packages of live Premier League football from the 2010-11 season to the end of 2012-13, with Setanta claiming the sixth.

The Premier League confirmed the overall value of the six packages, which each contains 23 live games, is £1.782billion.

Setanta have held on to the Saturday evening slot but the Monday night match has returned to Sky, who brought forward the idea when the Premier League first kicked off.

In the last bidding process for the 2007-08 campaign through to the 2009-10 season, the overall figure was believed to be around £1.7bn.

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