Discovery acquires premium rugby channel Setanta Sports Asia

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has announced its acquisition of Setanta Sports Asia Limited, a premium sports channel specialising in rugby.

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), a division of Discovery Communications, has announced its acquisition of Setanta Sports Asia Limited, a premium sports channel specialising in rugby.

Reaching more than 42 million homes across 16 countries, Setanta Sports Asia is one of the fastest-growing sports channels in Asia. It serves passionate fans with some of the best rugby league and union events from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The acquisition is bolstered by Setanta’s five-year renewal of SANZAR  (South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby) rights, including all home international matches, plus Super Rugby – both of which represent some of the most sought-after rugby union properties. In addition to the SANZAR rights, key programming includes European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, National Rugby League, Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro 12.

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