Setanta Sports becomes Eir Sport
July 5, 2016
The Setanta brand has ceased to exist in Ireland with Eir’s acquisition of the group resulting in a name change across the TV package.
Eir Sport, the new name for the former Setanta Sports package, has been unveiled over six months after the former purchased the latter.
Calling it a “fresh and modern identity”, Eir’s Jon Florsheim spoke of his company’s ambition in the TV market, with the newly-named six-channel Sport Pack now consisting of Eir Sport 1 and Eir Sport 2; BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and BT Sport ESPN.
“Today is the most tangible proof point yet of our transformation as we become a broadcaster, supplying an amazing range of live sport to customers throughout Ireland,” he said.
In a separate deal, the package is available free to all existing Eir broadband customers, of which the company claims there are 370,000 in Ireland.
“Not only does this provide customers with quality content, we are also letting customers choose how they want to watch that content either at home on the TV or on the go via the Eir Sport app.”
The company also announced a collection of licensing agreements, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the full suite of F1 coverage through to 2018 and the Rio Paralympic Games.