Setanta Broadcasts Giant Funding

Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd., an Ireland-based international sports broadcaster, has raised Euro 315 million in private equity financing from Doughty Hanson, Goldman Sachs, Davy Stockbrokers and Adams Street Partners. The infusion will be used to launch new < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />UK services, including Setanta Golf in January 2007 and coverage of the FA Premier League from August 2007. Overall control of Setanta will not change, with Doughty Hanson and Benchmark Capital Europe being the largest institutional shareholders following completion of the deal.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />