Irish Premier League rights decided

LONDON - Britain's dominant pay-TV firm BSkyB has won the right to show the majority of English Premier League games in Ireland from next season until the 2012/2013 season.

"BSkyB has been awarded live rights to 115 Barclays Premier League fixtures per season," the league said in statement on Tuesday.

The Walt Disney-owned sports network ESPN was awarded the rights to broadcast 23 fixtures per season and Setanta Ireland will show 33 matches per season live on Saturdays for the same period.