NEWS: Setanta Sports offers Freeview packs from £19.99

Fed up paying a premium for Sky Sports? Well Setanta Sports is offering football, cricket, golf and boxing fans a more affordable way to watch their favourite sports on Freeview.

Setanta Sports costs just £9.99 a month on Freeview, with no annual contract, and now the broadcaster is offering viewers a range of Freeview subscription packs available from Comet, Argos, Currys and Tescos.

There are a number of different packs available, including:

Setanta iDTV adaptor (CAM) pack (£45)

For those who already own a digital television with a Freeview tuner. This CAM – Conditional Access Module – plugs into a slot in your TV and allows you to insert your Setanta viewing card.

Hauppauge Freeview PC card pack (£99)

Owners of a PC with a PC tuner card can plug Hauppauge's pay-TV card reader into their PC to access Setanta content.

Setanta-enabled Freeview box pack (£39.99-£59.99)

There are four Setanta-branded Freeview boxes currently available: Sagem ITD72 Digital; Philips DTR2520; Astratec Digital Terrestrial receiver and Metronec 441805. There will also be new Setanta Freeview box packs and digital TV recorders coming to market in the next few months.

Setanta viewing card pack (£19.99)

Freeview customers who own a box that already accepts a viewing card that provides access to Setanta Sports need only obtain a Setanta viewing card to start watching the extra sports channels.

From April 18-June 1 Setanta has exclusive rights to all 59 games from the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket, and on April 19 it will broadcast live on Setanta Sports 1 the Calzaghe vs Hopkins fight.

It also broadcasts Barclays Premier League and Clydesdale Bank Premier League football matches.

For further details visit the Setanta website or call 08712 10 20 30.

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Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.