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Setanta look doomed to administration

Cash-strapped sports broadcaster Setanta could be forced into administration this week after failing to make payments due on television rights, reports The Independent. The Irish firm are reportedly struggling to pay cash owed to football associations under their rights deals.

Setanta - for whom no one was available for comment - has about 1.2 million customers but this is well below the 1.9 million subscribers they need to break even.

If the company fails to cut their rights payments or raise more cash from investors and fall into administration, it could trigger a fire-sale of television rights, including the England national team's away qualifiers, Scottish Premier League and some FA Cup matches.

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