Setanta Sports Asia

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Setanta Sports Asia
Setanta Sports logo
Launched 1 February 2011
Owned by Discovery Networks Asia Pacific[1]
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Republic of Ireland
Language English
Broadcast area Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, India, Philippines and Taiwan
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 839
Dialog TV Channel 85
Cignal Digital TV Channel TBA
BiG TV Channel 865
MNC Vision Channel TBA
LBN DTV Channel 61
First Media Channel 156
SkyCable Channel 87 (Digital)
TrueVisions TrueSport HD4
Destiny Cable Channel 87 (Digital)
Channel 34 (Analog)
Cablelink Channel 351
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 610
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 679 (HD)
Univision Channel 605
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 839 (HD)
MNC Play (Indonesia) Channel 840 (HD)
Streaming media
Astro (Malaysia) On-The-Go Channel 839 (HD)

Setanta Sports Asia is a sports television channel operating in Asia owned by Discovery Communications.[2]

Setanta Sports Asia is currently available on TV platforms in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia-Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, India, The Philippines, and Taiwan, as well as across Asia through an online service, Setanta Sports Plus.

Current Setanta Sports Asia rugby broadcast content includes the Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship (formerly Tri-Nations), NRL, State of Origin, England, Ireland and Wales home international tests, Aviva Premiership, Pro14, Anglo-Welsh Cup, ITM Cup, and Currie Cup. Setanta Sports Asia’s coverage also includes GAA Football and Hurling.


In February 2011 Setanta Sports Asia launched in Hong Kong on Now TV, Malaysia-Brunei on the Astro platform. In June 2015, Setanta Sports in Dublin confirmed it has sold its Asian operations to Discovery Communications.[3]


Currently the Setanta Sports Asia channel is available on the following platforms throughout Asia:

  • In Hong Kong via Now TV
  • In India via the Sony SIX channel
  • In Indonesia via First Media, MNC Vision And MNC Play
  • In Malaysia and Brunei on Astro
  • In the Philippines on SkyCable
  • In Thailand via TrueVisions
  • In Singapore via Singtel TV (Until March 31,2017) and StarHub
  • In Sri Lanka via LBN, Dialog and SLT Peo tv
  • In Mongolia via Univision and Sky Media
  • In Taiwan via Dish HD (Until February 29, 2016)/Chunghwa Telecom MOD (From January 20, 2015-December 31, 2018), bbTV (Start January 1, 2018-Now)

Setanta Sports Asia is also available online via broadband connection to personal computers and mobile devices (via iOS and Android devices) via Setanta Sports Plus, and available commercially to clubs, pubs, and businesses via satellite throughout Asia.



Setanta is the leading broadcaster of Rugby in Asia, currently covering a variety of competitions from the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Setanta's current Rugby rights are:


Setanta provides coverage of the Gaelic Athletic Association football and hurling championships.[12]


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  2. ^ "Discovery acquires Setanta Sports Asia". Broadband TV News. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
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