Setanta Sports was a sports television company based in Dublin, Ireland. The company was formed in 1990 to facilitate the broadcasting of Irish sporting events to international audiences. The company operated channels in the UK, Asia, Australia, the United States, and Canada.
As of July 5th, 2016, Setanta Sports is now eir Sport.
Setanta was originally founded in 1992 to bring Irish Sport to fans around the world and has since grown rapidly to have operations around the world. The Setanta Ireland channel commenced broadcasting in August 2004 initially on the cable platform in Ireland. Since then the footprint has expanded and Setanta was widely available across Satellite, UPC and Eircom broadband. Setanta is also available on Satellite in Northern Ireland.
In 2013, Setanta Sports announced a groundbreaking new deal which meant from August 1st Setanta customers received 5 channels – Setanta Ireland, Setanta Sports 1, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN.
Five channels of great sporting content; including:
- Barclays Premier League Football
- FA Cup
- Champions League
- Europa League
- top-flight European football from Germany
- Italy and France
- Aviva Premiership Rugby
- French Top 14 rugby
- UFC, Formula One
- Allianz National Leagues GAA
- and much much more
BT Sport Europe was later added to make it a six-channel pack, broadcasting BT's UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League content.