Setanta has failed to make a payment to the Scottish Premier League to screen live matches in Britain, casting further doubt on the future of the troubled broadcaster.
Monday's announcement that Setanta didn't make a $5 million payment as scheduled could have severe implications for smaller Scottish clubs.
Setanta is battling against a collapse after a potential rescue package fell through last week. As a result, the company failed to meet a payment deadline with the English Premier League.
Both leagues are now looking to resell the packages Setanta held. Setanta executives spent the weekend trying to save the broadcaster, which has channels in Britain, Ireland, North America and Australia