BusinessBusiness RecoveryESPN could fill FA’s Setanta accounting hole

ESPN could fill FA's Setanta accounting hole

Potential deal for football rights could help prop up the books at the FA

The Football Association may be able to claw back some of the £70m it lost in
recent contract failures, thanks to interest from TV sports channel ESPN.

TV channel Setanta left a £70m hole in the FA’s accounts in June this year
when it went into administration.

There is speculation that ESPN, which has subscription figures of
approximately 600,000, has put in an offer for two seasons at the FA the
Daily
Mail
reported.

Further reading:

Deloitte confirms Setanta administration

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