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Setanta to add BT

Setanta Sports has signed a deal to add their BT Sport channels, including ESPN.

The deal means that Setanta Sports subscribers on satellite in the Republic of Ireland will receive the BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN channels from August 1. BT Sport acquired the UK and Ireland rights to 38 English Premier League games including 28 Saturday games.

A total of 18 of these games are top pick games meaning that BT Sport has the right to choose the highest profile fixtures. This is the first time that these top pick games won't be on Sky Sports. Pictured are Grant Best of BT Sport and Brian Quinn of Setanta Sport.