Setanta Sports have confirmed their first 13 Barclays Premier League fixtures starting with Liverpool’s match against Sunderland at 3pm on Saturday, August 13. In the first few weeks of the new season, Setanta will show four Manchester United and three Liverpool games, including Everton v Man United, Man United v Sunderland, Man United v Newcastle and Stoke v Liverpool.
Setanta has the rights to show all the 3pm Saturday games in the Republic of Ireland for the next two seasons. Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle, which last season ended 4-4, is the first Saturday evening match at 5.30pm on ESPN. Sky Sports will kick off the new season with a double header on the Sunday, with Chelsea’s trip to Stoke followed by Man United away to West Brom.