SES Astra 5B to deliver Setanta Sports
October 8, 2014
SES has announced that international sports broadcaster Setanta Sports will be broadcasting two sports channels in HD to 13 countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – via SES’s Astra 5B satellite at the 31.5 degrees East orbital position.
Exclusive La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, European and World Cup Qualifiers, FA Cup, Capital One Cup, NHL, UFC, Formula 1, French Top 14 Rugby and World Championship Boxing are among the live premium sports content that will be broadcast on the two channels, Setanta Sports and Setanta Sports+.
“At Setanta Sports, we aim to bring TV viewers closer to the action on the ground through live broadcast of matches and races,” said Dwyer McCaughley, Chief Executive Officer at Setanta Sports Eurasia. “SES’s track record in delivering high-quality satellite television, coupled with ASTRA 5B’s extensive reach, is exactly what we need, and we look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with them.”