Fox to expand African reach with Setanta acquisition

TV channel producer and distributer, Fox International Channels (FIC), has announced that it is in the final stages of acquiring Setanta Africa Services Limited – subject to approval from the Irish Competition Authority.

Setanta Africa is distributed to over one million homes throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and broadcasts three sports channels in English and French – Setanta Africa, Zuku Sports which is available in HD in East Africa, and the recently launched Setanta Action.

“The incorporation of Setanta Africa into our FIC Africa operation reinforces our overall desire to invest and grow our presence in this rapidly expanding region,” said Alessandro Tucci, Senior VP and GM of Fox International Channels Africa.