Setanta taps Genesis Networks fiber network for sports distribution

Setanta Sports is utilizing the Genesis
Networks international fiber network to deliver Setanta programming on a full-time basis
to major global DTH and DBS hubs.
Genesis
provides a fully managed, turnkey international network solution to deliver
live Setanta programming on a 24/7/365 basis to leading subscription television
providers in Canada, the United States, and Australia.
“Using
the Genesis Networks service allows us to deliver high-quality program content
cost effectively and securely to our worldwide viewers,” said Setanta
Network Manager Terry Boylan.
In
addition to supporting a dedicated delivery solution for Setanta, Genesis
provides Setanta with turnkey international solutions to support transmission
of contribution content from Asia and Europe to Setanta Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
This includes transmissions for a variety of sporting matches around the world
such as cricket and rugby, as well as special event services for the
transmission of major golf and tennis tournaments.
Setanta
Sports is a leading international pay-television broadcaster and the number two
sports broadcaster in the United
Kingdom. It provides top sports leagues and
events to over 100 million digital television homes worldwide and to over 5,000
bars and clubs in the digital television markets of North America, the United Kingdom, Canada,
Ireland, Germany, and Australia. The company established
its reputation by broadcasting top live sports competitions and events on a pay
and pay-per-view basis, including Barclays Premier League, European Football
Championship, Rugby World Cup, The Champions League, Gaelic Games, The FA Cup,
The UEFA Cup, International Cricket, World Title Boxing, Six Nations Rugby, The
Scottish Premier League, UFC, and many more.
Setanta
is a dynamic and adventurous organization and we are very pleased to be playing
a part in its growth,” said Jeremy Dujardin, vice president of engineering
at Genesis Networks. “The Genesis Networks solution provides benefits and
advantages that are increasingly important for fast-moving, expanding operators
like Setanta.”