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Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports logo
Launched April 26, 2005
Owned by Ireland Setanta Sports Group
Website www.setanta.com/us
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 621 Setanta Sports USA
622 Setanta Sports Xtra
Globecast Channel 752
Dish Network Channel 406
Cable
Available on various cable systems Check local listings
Verizon FIOS Channel 1009
IPTV
AT&T Uverse Channel 657

Setanta Sports USA is a television channel launched in 2005 by the Irish sports broadcaster Setanta Sports to offer live and tape-delayed mainstream sports events.

Currently, Setanta Sports is available via DirectTV,[1] DISH Network,[2],Verizon,[3], AT&T,[4], selected areas on Comcast,[5] and Cox,[6], RCN,[7] and GlobeCast World TV[8] for an a la carte fee.

Setanta Sports has the rights to delayed Manchester United and Chelsea matches on MUTV and Chelsea TV, which are shown in segments within the channel. Any given broadcaster can only gain access to a maximum of 2 club channels under the current Premier League international TV rights.

Contents

New Ownership

As of July 27, 2009 the ownership structure of Setanta Sports North America Limited has changed. Setanta Sports North America Limited is now owned by Sabloss. Both Setanta Sports Channel Ireland Limited and Setanta Sports North America Limited will be licenced by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland[9].

In recent developments as of January 11, 2010 Fox Sports International has shown interest in purchasing Setanta Sports USA. If such as sell takes place it will not affect Setanta Sports operations in Ireland, Austriala, Asia, Africa and Canada[10].

Programming

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Setanta Sports USA

Soccer

Rugby Union

  • Rugby World Cup.
  • Live Guinness Premiership, rugby union club competition of England.
  • Live Magners League, rugby union clubs of Ireland,Scotland, & Wales.
  • Live Heineken Cup, rugby union club cup competition for 6 top European nations.
  • Live Super 14, rugby union clubs of Australia, New Zealand, & South Africa.
  • Live IRB Sevens Rugby.
  • Live Currie Cup, rugby union club cup competition for South Africa.
  • Six Nations rugby union competition on tape delay
  • Summer and fall internationals, a mixture of live and tape delayed
  • Live Tri-Nations, international Southern Hemisphere rugby union competition.

Other Events

Setanta Premium

This is available only to select commercial subscribers for Pay-Per-View events while most are broadcasted delayed on the full time Setanta Sports US channel.

This service charges fans a cover charge of $10–$20 per head, depending on the match.

Setanta Sports Xtra

Setanta offers the Setanta Sports Xtra Channel at no extra charge to DirecTV customers when two live events need to be aired simultaneously.

Platforms

Broadband

Setanta-I also offers a broadband subscription service, Setanta Broadband, allowing customers with a high speed internet connection to view some of the Setanta Sports channel content on their computers and includes access to pay-per-view events. Portuguese League soccer is available and English Premier League matches are also broadcast starting the 2007-08 season on Setanta Broadband. Broadband customers do not receive Australian Football League matches as of July 2008, due to the league's new distribution deal with aussiesport.tv.

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