newbie question about Setanta sports

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celtic1888

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Hi,
i was wondering if anyone had any info on if Setanta sports is available free to air? i believe it is on Intelsat Americas 5 at 97°W. i was told that it was but i am not sure. any info would be great.
thanks,
bobo
 
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celtic1888

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hi,
thanks for answering my question. i am in canada so i don't think i can subscribe. i'll check into it.
thanks again,
bobo
 
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Anole

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Considering all the people who've managed to subscribe to BEV and StarChoice from the US, and all the people who've managed to subscribe to DirecTV and Dish from Canada, and fought all those battles...
...oh, and all four in Mexico, too!
A lot of threads have been posted on the subject.

I'd say subscribing to Globecast would be trivial...
They let you pre-pay for a number of months.
There is no discount on multiple receivers, so there is no account-sharing, so they're not paranoid about that...
I haven't seen any posts on the subject, so either I've not looked or not noticed (that's certainly true), or it's too trivial to even talk about. :rolleyes:

Maybe someone has first-hand info...?
 
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neil_kc1

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Once in a while Setanta comes in un-encrypted. I watched some of the Champions league games in Dec. and Jan. on IA-5. Globecast sometimes puts it out free to air for short periods. Normally it is a subscription channel.

I also know in the US you can purchase a globecast receiver from globecast and subscribe only to Setanta.

I wish I had kept mine. Not sure about Canada.
 
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Setanta is also pretty cutting edge when it comes to IPTV. You can buy an IPTV box for the same price as subscribing to Globecast (though without the Globecast hardware requirement). Check the setanta website.
 
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Setanta is also pretty cutting edge when it comes to IPTV. You can buy an IPTV box for the same price as subscribing to Globecast (though without the Globecast hardware requirement). Check the setanta website.
First, you only get the IPTV box free ("ITVN") if you agree to a one year commitment (otherwise it is roughly the same price as a Globecast receiver).
Second, the picture quality of Setanta via IPTV is not as good as on Globecast.
Third, IPTV sucks up all your bandwidth - you basically can't do anything on your Internet connection while watching Setanta (unless you have one of those expensive super-high bandwidth connections). So, if you are in a family situation, that is a problem, and it is also a problem if you like to download a lot of things.
 
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