FOX to expand reach in Africa


TV channel producer and distributer FOX International Channels (FIC) plans to expand its reach into the rapidly growing region of Africa when its acquisition of African sports channel Setanta Africa Services Ltd. is finalised by the Irish Competition Authority.

Setanta Africa delivers coverage of international sporting events to more than one million homes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Chairman of Setanta Africa, Mickey O’Rourke, is excited to bring more content to African audiences and comments that these channels will only get better in the hands of such an experienced and passionate sports operator.

Frank Carrere, senior vice president of Corporate Development for 21st Century Fox adds: “Being opportunistic and disciplined in our expansion efforts over the past two years, we have taken Fox Sports internationally from 17 million to over 71 million homes.’


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