Friday 28 October 2016

New Setanta Sports deal means more Premier League matches for Ireland fans

Published 12/11/2015 | 13:53

Brian O'Driscoll and Rio Ferdinand at Setanta announcement
Brian O'Driscoll and Rio Ferdinand at Setanta announcement

Setanta Sports have extended their deal with BR Sports, meaning that Irish customers will continue to enjoy live Premier League matches every Saturday evening.

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The Irish broadcaster will continue to bring BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and ESPN on BT Sport to Republic of Ireland customers in multi-year agreement commencing from 2016.

The deal confirms:

•         BT Sport channels to continue to be available exclusively to viewers in Republic of Ireland through Setanta Sports pack in multi-year agreement

•         28 Saturday evening Premier League games to become part of the Setanta Sports pack from August 2016

•         European Rugby Champions Cup, Champions League, Europa League, Premier League and Conor McGregor’s UFC fight all available on the pack between now and end of 2015

Michael O’Rourke, co-founder and CEO of Setanta Sports said: “This is great news for our customers and means that sports fans in Ireland will continue to receive the great sports content that BT Sport brings to our pack. 

"The BT Sport channels have gone from strength to strength both in terms of production and sports content and our Irish customers truly value that the Setanta pack is the only place to receive these great channels.”

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