Hornett hired for ESPN’s football coverage

Andrew Hornett, executive producer of football coverage at the failed satellite sports broadcaster Setanta, has been appointed to the same role by ESPN, according to a report by Charlie Sale in today’s Daily Mail.

With barely a month in order to get their coverage in place, Disney-owned ESPN’s move may give hope to other recently redundant Setanta personnel.

Sale notes that Sky Sports already have the deal to provide ESPN’s Premier League pictures for their 46 games next season and leading sports production agencies Sunset & Vine, North One and TWI are bidding to manage the sports programming in the short term.

ESPN also have to buy some sport content in a hurry with the available Scottish Premier League and FA Cup rights top of their shopping list.

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