Tuesday, November 24, 2009


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Three live Barclays Premier League matches including Everton versus Liverpool

TORONTO (November 24, 2009) – The spirit of holiday season giving starts this weekend with a free preview of Setanta Sports November 27-29 on participating distributors across Canada.

“This is our gift to soccer and rugby fans in Canada who are not yet part of the Setanta army of subscribers,” said Andy Shapiera, Marketing Manager, Setanta Sports (Canada). “The channel is quite simply the best in terms of live soccer and rugby coverage and we are offering it free this weekend to prove this point.”

The weekend will feature 18 hours of live or same day coverage from some of the world’s top leagues.

The live coverage this weekend includes three live matches from the world’s most popular sports league, Barclays Premier League. The match-ups are:

Portsmouth v Manchester United Saturday, November 28 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Saturday, November 28 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Everton v Liverpool Sunday, November 29 @ 8:30 a.m. ET

The coverage this weekend also features live soccer action from both Ligue 1 of the French Football League and the Russian Premier League. In addition, Setanta will broadcast three matches on same day delay Saturday from the Barclays Premier League.

This weekend’s coverage leads into a December on Setanta that features 49 live events including:

· Barclays Premier League - 22 live matches in December, including three on Boxing Day
· Carling Cup – Quarter-finals (December 1 and 2)
· UEFA Champions League - final match day of the Group Stage (December 8 and 9)
· Heineken Cup rugby - early round coverage (December 11 and 13)

About Setanta Sports (www.setanta.com)

Setanta Sports operates the only dedicated International sports channel in North America. In 2008, the 24-hour, digital premium channel aired more than 1,500 live events, including European and International soccer, world-class rugby and other sports programming designed to meet the growing demands of international sports fans. In Canada, Setanta Sports is currently available to subscribers through over 20 distributors including, Rogers; Shaw; Cogeco; Bell TV; Shaw Direct, as well as in commercial settings such as sports bars and pubs nationwide.

For more information on Setanta including full programming schedules log on to setanta.com.

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