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Eir in talks to buy Setanta Sports - report

Friday 20 November 2015 | 08:50 CET | News
Irish incumbent Eir is in talks to acquire the pay-TV provider Setanta Sports, the Irish Times reported. The paper's sources said the talks are at an advanced stage, with a deal likely to be completed in 2016. Mickey O'Rourke, Setanta's majority shareholder and co-founder, would remain with the business for a period after the deal is completed. Setanta operates two sports channels in Ireland and has production facilities in Dublin. Its channels are also shown in the UK through BT. The takeover by Eir is expected to strengthen the operator's TV offer in the face of increased competition from

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: BT / Eir / Setanta / Virgin Media
Countries: Ireland
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