Fox International Channels (FIC) is the final stages of acquiring sports channel provider Setanta Africa, the company has revealed.
Setanta Africa broadcasts three sports channels: Setanta Africa which is available in English and French, Zuku Sports in HD in East Africa and the recently launched Setanta Action. The channels cover football leagues from around the world, rugby, mixed martial arts and other sporting events. The services are distributed to over one million homes.
The acquisition is subject to approval by the Irish Competition Authority.
“The incorporation of Setanta Africa into our FIC Africa operation, which already includes leading entertainment, factual, lifestyle and children’s channels further reinforces our overall desire to invest and grow our presence in this rapidly expanding region. Our commitment to deliver high quality content across all of our channels naturally extends to this new addition to our family,” said Alessandro Tucci, senior vice-president and general manager of Fox International Channels Africa.
“The channels will have a very exciting future in the hands of such an experienced and passionate sports operator,” said Michael O’Rourke, Setanta Africa’s chairman.