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BeIN Sports (Australia)

BeIN Sports Australia
Setanta Sports logo
Launched 1 November 2007
Owned by Setanta Sports Group
beIN Media Group
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Country Australia
Language English
Formerly called Setanta Sports
Foxtel Channel 525
TransACT Channel 356
Foxtel Channel 525
TransACT Channel 356
Fetch TV Channel 101
Optus TV with fetch Channel 160
Streaming media

BeIN Sports Australia is a sports television channel operating in Australia available to homes and businesses across Australia. The channel started life in 2007 as Setanta Sports Australia which was part of the Setanta Sports Group of television channels that operate around the world in Ireland, Africa, and from January 2011 in Setanta Sports Asia.

In November 2014 Setanta Sports Australia was acquired by the beIN Media Group, a subsidiary of Al Jazeera. As of the 24 of November 2014 The channel has been rebranded as beIN Sports.[1]

beIN Sports Australia offers a range of international sport specializing in football and Rugby Union. At the time of the handover Setanta Sports Australia broadcast content included the UEFA Europa League, 2014 European World Cup Qualifiers, 2014 South American World Cup Qualifiers, FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, Football League Championship, German Bundesliga, The Football League, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup, Copa Sudamericana, Copa Libertadores, England Home Football Internationals, Heineken Cup, RaboDirect Pro 12, Aviva Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup and Asia Cup Cricket.


On 1 November 2007, the Australian version of Setanta Sports was launched on into homes Australia wide. The channel had initially been made available to pubs and clubs in November 2005.

Sports broadcast by Setanta from 2007-2014 Included

Football (Soccer)

Setanta was a broadcaster of football in Australia, covering a variety of competitions from Europe & South America. Setanta's football rights included:

Rugby Union

Setanta was the leading broadcaster of European Rugby in Australia including most of Europe's top domestic rugby competitions. Setanta's rugby line up was:


Setanta honored its Irish origins with in depth coverage of the Gaelic Athletic Association football and hurling championships including the


From November 2007 Setanta Sports Australia broadcast regular One Day International and Test cricket hosted by the India national cricket team and Bangladesh national cricket team as well as the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Asia Cups.

Between May and August 2010 Setanta Sports Australia broadcast live international cricket covering all three forms of the game: Test cricket, One Day International and Twenty20.

Sports/competitions broadcast by beIN Sports Australia (as of December 2014)


Rugby Union


beIN Sports Australia channel is available on all the major pay-TV home platforms in Australia: Foxtel and Fetch TV. beIN Sports Australia is also available through the internet, via laptop & desktop computer and via IOS & Android devices and available commercially to clubs, pubs and businesses.


  1. ^ Hilliard, Mark (14 August 2014). "Setanta Sports Australia set to be sold to Al Jazeera". The Irish Times. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 

External links

  • beIN Sports Australia
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