Setanta Sports Australia

Setanta Sports Australia

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Setanta Sports Australia is a sports television channel operating in Australia and is available to homes and businesses across all of Australia. Setanta Sports Australia is part of the Setanta Sports Group of televison channels that operate around the world in the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.

Setanta Sports Australia offers a wide range of international sport including football, rugby union, boxing, GAA, darts and cricket. Current Setanta Sports Australia broadcast content includes the FA Cup, England national football team, World Cup 2010 Qualifiers, Scottish Premier League, Six Nations Championship and England national rugby union team.


On November 1 2007, the Australian version of Setanta Sports was launched on into homes Australia wide. The channel had initially been made available to pubs and clubs, since November 2005.


Currently the Setanta Sports Australia channel is available on all the major pay-TV home platforms in Australia; Foxtel, Austar, UBI World TV, and also to direct satellite customers. Setanta Sports Australia is available to homes via [ broadband] and available commercially to clubs, pubs and businesses via direct satellite (Optus D2) or Austar.



Setanta's is one of the leading broadcasters of football in Australia, currently covering a variety of competitions from Europe & South America. Setanta Sports was the only channel in Australia to broadcast coverage of every game of the UEFA Euro 2008 Finals in June 2008. Setanta current football rights are:

Domestic Leagues

* Scottish Premier League
* German Bundesliga
* French Ligue 1
* Italian Serie A (Selected teams/shared with ESPN)
* Dutch Eredivisie
* English Conference
* League of Ireland

Domestic Cups

* Scottish Cup
* Scottish League Cup
* French League Cup
* German Cup
* German League Cup
* Setanta Sports Cup
* Setanta Shield
* "'Masters Cup

From August 2008 Setanta becomes the official broadcaster of the The English FA. Setanta Sports Australia will broadcast LIVE & EXCLUSIVE coverage of

* FA Cup
* FA Community Shield
* FA Vase
* FA Trophy
* FA Women's Cup
* FA Women's Community Shield

International Club Competitions

* UEFA Cup - until the quarter finals stage, when exclusive rights are then go to ESPN Australia and SBS.
* Copa Libertadores
* Copa Sudamericana

Club Channel Coverage

Setanta is the official Australian broadcaster of

* Chelsea TV, MUTV, Celtic TV, Rangers TV, and Barca TV

These channels offer full delayed coverage of all League and European games featuring the teams.

International Matches

* South American World Cup Qualifying (All games televised)
* European World Cup Qualifying
* UEFA Euro 2008 Finals
* Brazil national football team World Tour
* Argentina national football team World Tour
* International Friendlies (From Europe)

From August 2008 Setanta becomes the official broadcaster of the The English FA. Setanta Sports Australia will broadcast LIVE & EXCLUSIVE coverage of

* England national football team
* England national under-21 football team
* England women's national football team

Rugby Union

Setanta is the leading broadcaster of European Rugby in Australia including the World's biggest annual rugby tournament the Six Nations Championship. Setanta's full rugby line up is

* Six Nations Championship
* Guinness Premiership
* Anglo-Welsh Cup
* Magners League
* England national rugby union team.
* European Challenge Cup.


From 2008 to 2010 Setanta will bring Australian fans premium LIVE boxing events as part of their monthly channel subscription. Setanta has signed a deal to show the fights of David Haye as he moves up to the Heavyweight category in late 2008 and all the fights from his promotion company Hayemaker Productions.


Setanta honours its Irish origins with in depth coverage of the Gaelic Athletic Association football and hurling championships. This includes the
* Provincial championships
* All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
* All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
* All Ireland Club Championships traditionally played on St Patrick's Day.


In May 2008 Setanta began coverage of the latest darts sensation the League of Legends featuring all the darting heroes of yesteryear. Setanta Sports Australia also offers coverage from the BDO including the International Open, Gold Cup, British Classic and British Open


Since November 2007 Setanta Sports Australia has broadcast One Day International and Test match cricket hosted by the Bangladesh national cricket team. Recently Setanta Sports Australia broadcast the 2008 Asia Cup and up to March 2008 broadcast One Day International and Test match cricket hosted by the Indian national cricket team

Original Programming

Setanta Sports Australia broadcasts many Setanta Sports original football productions from the UK including:

* I'm on Setanta Sports - a weekly comedy phone-in show hosted by a puppet of Jose Mourinho. A new episode airs every Saturday at 7pm AET during the UK football season.
* Friday Football Show - a weekly show previewing the upcoming weekend action from the UK. A new episode airs every Saturday at 7pm AET during the UK football season.
* Football Matters - a weekly discussion show looking back at all the weekend stories from the UK. A new episode airs every Tuesday at 7pm AET during the UK football season.
* Back of the Net - a weekly show highlighting the best of the weekend's action from the UK & Europe. A new episode airs every Wednesday at 7pm AET during the UK football season.

Setanta Sports News

Setanta Sports Australia broadcasts live daily news shows taken from Setanta Sports News. As well as the latest news every day from 7am AET and 6pm AET Setanta Sports Australia broadcasts some specialist live shows:

* Midnight Goals Show - see all of Saturday's & Sunday's UK football action first in these round-up shows. Broadcast at midnight in the UK they are shown LIVE on Sunday from 9am AET and Monday 9am AET in Australia.
* Steve Bunce Boxing Hour - a weekly dose of all things boxing featuring the charismatic Steve Bunce. A new episode airs live every Thursday at 11pm AET and repeated Friday at 10pm.

External links

* [ Setanta Sports Australia]
* [ Setanta Sports]
* [ I'm on Setanta Sports]

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