Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Oakville, Ontario
"Sports broadcaster Setanta has been accused of holding terrestrial TV to ransom in a row over the highlights to England games. The company, only available to subscribers, bought up the rights to all England's World Cup qualifying away games.
But it has sparked fury after refusing to do a deal for a highlights package on free-to-air channel, like the BBC, unless it gets a bumper pay deal.
England's game against Andorra at the weekend did not get a terrestrial window after no deal was done. Now tomorrow's crunch game in Croatia is almost certain to go the same way with Setanta said to have slapped a £1million price tag on the game."