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Broadband TV provider BT Vision has reacted to news that Setanta Sports has been stripped of its rights to the English Premier League by withdrawing the Irish broadcaster's output from sale.

Setanta's financial troubles saw it miss a crucial payment deadline last Friday (June 19th), prompting the Premier League to strip the company of its rights to broadcast 46 live games next season and 23 games a year from 2010 until 2013.

While Setanta Sports' other output is still available through BT Vision's broadband platform, it can only be accessed by existing customers and BT Vision is assessing its options "in the event the channel ceases broadcasting".

"We are in ongoing dialogue with Setanta and other relevant parties as the situation develops," a BT Vision spokesperson confirmed.

Indeed, talks are taking place with ESPN, which has bought Setanta's old rights packages at a hastily-arranged auction, to see whether the matches can be made available to BT Vision subscribers.

As a result, BT Vision has advised its customers to keep hold of their Setanta Sports viewing cards.

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