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More than 80% of live televised Premier League games will appear on BSkyB after the broadcaster snatched some of the TV rights from rival Setanta.

The broadcasters have each won one of the two remaining packages of UK broadcast rights for 2010 to 2013.

The deal takes the total generated from selling the rights to £1.782bn – about 5% more than the current deal.

Earlier this week the Premier League said BSkyB had retained four of the six packages of audio-visual rights.

Each package is made up of 23 top-flight games. At present, Setanta has rights to two of the six packages.

Under the package it has retained, Setanta will show games kicking off late on Saturday afternoon.

It is not know which other broadcasters made bids for the rights.

This means that Monday night football games should return to Sky Sports. Great for those who don’t want to spend the extra £10 a month for more sports channels.

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