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RIP Setanta Sports


Irish pay TV channel, Setanta Sports has suspended taking on new subscribers fuelling it's anticipated final demise.

The company held a board meeting earlier today, the second within seven days in an attempt to find a solution to its current financial situation, however it appears all attempts to rescue the company have failed.

It appears Setanta couldn't find the number of subscribers required, with the so-called churn-rate (number of paying customers cancelling their contracts) increasing daily.

Will you miss Setanta Sports?

Subscribers can expect blank screens any time now, but at the end of the day, will you miss Setanta Sports?

Setanta News - The channel tried to take on Sky Sports News and failed. I can't quite put my finger on why, but the service didn't come close to its rival. The only good thing was, it was broadcast in 16:9 widescreen.

Setanta Sports 1 & 2 - Live Premier League and England international pictures looked grainy at the best of times. Another annoying thing was the constant loss of live pictures. When one phoned in to complain the unhelpful customer helpdesk blamed everyone but themselves.

Setanta Golf - Fine, if you like golf.

Arsenal, Rangers & Celtic TV - They will have to find a new platform to broadcast on.

ESPN America - See above.

Horse Racing - Perhaps C4 will reclaim many of the races lost to the dedicated racing channels.

Like a fool, I for one still subscribe. Do you?



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 9 2009

Time: 10:16PM

Your Comments

Only ever watched it on-line subscribing to skysports is as much as I can get away with and still keep the peace lol
jackblue
S**t channel.....did anyone other than themselves & Des honestly think it would take on Sky?! Delusional at best.
RobsonGreensleeves
Looks like Sky will once again dominate the airwaves.
Tudor
Never bothered with Satanta. For one couldn't justify the extra subscription on top of my Sky one. Watched the odd City away game on it at the pub but they just annoyed me more than anything with their stupid kick off times Sky is bad enough but having another channel mess the fixtures up as well just winds me up.
dave0
They were never going to succeed and the price they wanted for subscription over here was too high for the few games they showed.
Doody
If they had gone the way that sky did by offering a season ticket or a pay pper match, I don't think they would have been in trouble, but they offered a monthly thing, then topped it up with an administration fee and then you had to write to them to cancel and then they said you had to do 30 days notice. Its alway sad when a company go bust but I think this was poorly managed from the off.
Buzz Lightyear
Working for sky, I really am not bothered about this....the 1 or 2 city games a season that were on sultana I just watch down the pub. Long live sky sports and all of its award winning commentators http://www.skysports.com/fanzone/story/0,24015,15164_5372293,00.html
Deejayvu
 

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