Could SPL face cash cut from Setanta?

April 20, 2009

It wasn’t long ago that the Scottish Premier League said everything was running fine with its satellite TV partner Setanta, but it seems that the SPL’s optimism may have been offered a little too early as the chairmen of the SPL clubs are worried that the deal may not be as strong as first thought.

Currently there is a four year deal worth £125 million, which is due to start at the beginning of next season.

However, Setanta is struggling with its finances since losing out to Sky Sports for one part of the FA Premier League during the last round of bidding.

Now the sports satellite broadcaster is looking to cut costs at every angle.

The concerns have been aired during a meeting of the twelve chairmen of the SPL clubs.

However, they did say that pushing broadcasters to the edge would spell disaster for all concerned, which could be a good sign for Setanta.


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