Setanta Golf

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Setanta Golf
Setanta golf tv logo.png
Launched 11 January 2007
Closed 23 June 2009
Owned by Setanta Sports
Audience share ~0.0% (January 2009, BARB)
Sister channel(s) Setanta Sports 1
Setanta Sports 2
Setanta Sports News
Website www.setanta.com
Availability
(at time of closure)
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 429
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 543
UPC Ireland Channel 407
IPTV
Tiscali TV Channel 557

Setanta Golf was a television channel from Setanta Sports dedicated to the sport of golf.

Broadcasting[edit]

The channel was available in the UK on Sky Digital channel 429, Tiscali TV channel 557 and Virgin Media channel 543. It was a premium channel on Sky but included on Virgin's XL pack. In the Republic of Ireland it was available on UPC Ireland and Sky Digital.

Content[edit]

From its launch, the United States based PGA Tour was the mainstay of Setanta Golf's programming schedule. The channel also included coverage of the over 50s Champions Tour. Other programs included The Big Break and Highway 18 from The Golf Channel, and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf. Many programming hours were also taken up with advertising features, mainly for JJB Sports licensed Slazenger and Nike products.

PGA Tour coverage started with the first two tournaments from Hawaii and included all the regular season tournaments except for the majors, for which the rights are held by BBC Sport and Sky.

Demise[edit]

Having run into financial difficulties, on 23 June 2009, Setanta ceased broadcasting all its channels in the United Kingdom.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Setanta goes off air in Great Britain Digital Spy, 23 June 2009