Setanta Sports Asia

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Setanta Sports Asia
Setanta Sports logo
Launched 1 February 2011
Owned by Discovery Networks International[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
Website setanta.com/asia
Availability
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 839
Dialog TV Channel 85
Cignal Digital TV Channel TBA
BiG TV Channel 865
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 217
LBN DTV Channel 61
First Media Channel 156
SkyCable Channel 87 (Digital)
DishHD Channel 6370
TrueVisions TrueSport HD4
Destiny Cable Channel 87 (Digital)
Channel 34 (Analog)
Cablelink Channel 351
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 610
IPTV
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 120 (HD)
Now TV Channel 679
Univision Channel 73
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 839 (HD)
Streaming media
Setanta-i Setanta-i.com
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. Setanta Sports Asia used to be part of the Setanta Sports group of television channels that operate around the world in Ireland and Turkey.

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, RaboDirect Pro12, Anglo-Welsh Cup, ITM Cup, and Currie Cup. Setanta Sports Asia’s coverage also includes GAA Football and Hurling.

History[edit]

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]

Availability[edit]

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 and Mitratelemedia
  • In Malaysia and Brunei on Astro
  • In the Philippines on SkyCable
  • In Thailand via TrueVisions
  • In Singapore via Singtel mio TV and StarHub
  • In Sri Lanka via LBN, Dialog and the Carlton Sports Network
  • In Mongolia via Univision and Sky Media
  • In Taiwan via Dish HD

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.

Content[edit]

Rugby[edit]

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:

GAA[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://corporate.discovery.com/businesses-and-brands/
  2. ^ "Discovery acquires Setanta Sports Asia". Broadband TV News. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.digitaltveurope.net/383852/discovery-buys-setanta-sports-asia/
  4. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/Our-Sports/Rugby/Rugby/The-Rugby-Championship/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). "Super Rugby in Asia". Setanta Sports Asia. 
  6. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/our-sports/Rugby/Anglo-Welsh-Cup/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/Rugby/Aviva-Premiership/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/Rugby/RaboDirect-Pro12/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/Our-Sports/Rugby/ITM-Cup/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/Our-Sports/Rugby/Currie-Cup/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (7 February 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://ww.setanta.com/asia/our-sports/NRL.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ www.setanta.com/asia (2 August 2011). Setanta Sports Asia http://www.setanta.com/asia/Our-Sports/GAA/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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