Setanta Sports


Setanta extends UFC rights deal in Ukraine

Setanta Sports has agreed to extend its broadcast rights deal with the UFC in Ukraine. The broadcaster will carry live events from the MMA promoter through to 2024. Setanta will also broadcast shoulder programming such as UFC Connected and Reloaded.  This extends a deal which was first agreed in 2019, and makes up a sports […]

Setanta sells Eurasian business to Adjara Group

Setanta Sports has announced the sale of its Eastern European, Central Asian and Caucasian channels to the Adjara Group. The deal will see the Georgia-based group take full control of Setanta Sports Eurasia, and make it one of the largest sports media businesses in the region.  Setanta Sports currently operates in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, […]

Setanta Sports Eurasia renews La Liga deal

Setanta Sports Eurasia has renewed its rights deal with La Liga for the Baltic region. The deal will see the sports channel operator be the Spanish league’s exclusive broadcaster for five seasons from 2021/22 to 2025/26 in the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. La Liga is a key part of Setanta Sports Eurasia’s […]

Setanta Sports sets Ukrainian expansion with second channel

Sports broadcaster Setanta will launch a second channel in Ukraine. Speaking to local outlet UA Football, Setanta Eurasia head of distribution Mariya Lysenko said that a launch would happen “in the near future.” Setanta originally entered the Ukrainian market in August 2019, distributed by the digital division of StarLightMedia. The channel currently runs as an […]

Setanta Sports Eurasia extends Serie A football rights

Setanta Sports Eurasia has extended its deal to broadcast football from Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 and secured rights to Scotland’s SPFL and Belgium’s Pro-League. The new three year deal, which was agreed with sports marketing agency MP & Silva, starts from the beginning of the 2015/2016 season and applies to Armenia, Azerbaijan, […]

Premier Sports HD taps Globecast for content delivery

Premier Sports HD, the new HD channel from Setanta Sports’ UK operation Premier Sports, has tapped Globecast to provide content delivery services for the network. Globecast will providing the uplink and satellite capacity on Astra 2G for the new Premier Sports HD offering, which is due to launch on the Sky on July 20. Globecast […]

SES to broadcast Setanta channels

Satellite operator SES has struck a deal to broadcast Setanta Sports two HD channels in the CIS countries and the Baltic States via its 31.5° East position. SES will broadcast the channels to 13 countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – via the Astra 5B […]

Setanta Sports expands into the Baltics

Setanta Sports has launched its Setanta Sport Eurasia channel in Estonia on STV, with plans to launch in Lithuania shortly.  The news comes just days after the sports broadcaster also went live in the third Baltic state of Latvia, via cable operator Baltcom. The expansion into the Baltics builds on Setanta Sports Eurasia’s existing footprint […]

Baltcom adds Setanta Sports

Latvian cable operator Baltcom has added the Setanta Sports channel to its programming line-up. The channel which airs coverage of football leagues including Spain’s La Liga, France’s Ligue 1 and Italy’s Serie A and the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers, along with French rugby  and Formula E motor-racing, will also provide coverage of NHL ice-hockey, popular […]

FIC replaces Setanta with Fox Sports in sub-Saharan Africa

Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 in sub-Saharan Africa, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. FIC said that the rebranding and re-launch of the channels consolidates Fox brands in the region. The two channels are set to launch in August 2014 to coincide with the kick-off of the new […]