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SES to deliver Setanta Sports HD to Central Asia

Setanta Sports and Setanta Sports+ will soon be available in Central Asia and Eastern Europe on the recently launched Astra 5B satellite at 31.5 degrees East.

Broadband TV News reports the channels will be available via SES in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

As a result, they will be offered on all key cable, DTH and IPTV platforms within the countries of the region. 

Commenting on the development, Dwyer McCaughley, CEO at Setanta Sports Eurasia, said: “At Setanta Sports, we aim to bring TV viewers closer to the action on the ground through live broadcast of matches and races.

“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.”

Norbert Hölzle, senior VP, commercial Europe, for SES, added: “Setanta’s ambition is to increase their worldwide viewership and bring exciting content to sports enthusiasts in this part of the world. We are pleased that they have chosen to work with SES”.