Setanta Sports has signed live and exclusive coverage of UEFA Europa League, Npower Football League and the Capital One Cup in Australia over the next three seasons.
It has also retained the exclusive rights to the FA England national team, England U-21 team and the annual FA Community Shield match for the next six years. Setanta will be the only place to watch England in their bid to qualify for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil at Wembley Stadium.
Roger Hall, Managing Director of Setanta Sports International, said: “We have enjoyed an amazing winter of great football with our coverage of UEFA Euro 2012 in Australia and it was important that we followed that up by adding even more top quality football to our line-up which is now stronger than ever.”
Starting in September, Setanta will show up to four games a week from the UEFA Europa League. Liverpool FC and Inter Milan are looking to join Tottenham and Atletico Madrid as they bid to qualify for one of Europe’s premier competitions.
The Npower Championship, League One and League Two feature some of the most iconic English football clubs, such as Leeds United, as they battle for the prize of premiership status over one of the hardest contested seasons in football.
The Capital One Cup is the league cup of English football, which draws the very biggest clubs out to contest the first trophy of the season. Current holders Liverpool FC will line up alongside Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City for a place at Wembley.
England’s qualification campaign at Wembley for the FIFA World Cup 2014 starts on Wednesday 12 September against the Ukraine. Setanta will be the only place to watch the action.