Record Number of Broadcasters to Show DWC Night

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The signal for the Dubai World Cup night card will be available all over the world | Horsephotos

A record number of broadcasters will showcase the $30.5-million Dubai World Cup night card on Mar. 26. Eight of the nine races are for Thoroughbreds, anchored by the $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline, one of six Group 1s on the evening. The presenting team at Meydan includes Nick Luck, Britney Eurton, Rishi Persad, Michelle Yu, Tom Stanley, Angus McNae and Nick Lightfoot, plus commentator Alistair Cohen. Dubai Racing Club, with its appointed distribution and production company, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and HBA Media, will broadcast to the following regions/countries:

  • UAE/Saudi Arabia–Twitter
  • Selected airlines/cruiselines–Sport 24 network.
  • S.–Fox Sports, TVG and NYRA will broadcast the live card and NBCSN will show highlights of the card in their racing programme.
  • South America, Central America and Carribean will be able to view on ESPN (Star+) and SportsMax will cover the Caribbean, too.
  • MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region will view the action from the Dubai Racing Channel and Yas TV (UAE)
  • Japan-Green Channel and Fuji TV
  • Hong Kong-TVB, Cable, Now TV and HKJC TV
  • Singapore-STC TV
  • Eclat will serve another 13 countries in South-East Asia, for the first time
  • China-Wasu
  • India-Sony Network
  • Africa-SuperSport (sub-Saharan Africa), Sport 240 (South Africa)
  • Australasia-Racing.com, Sky Thoroughbred Central (Australia), and Trackside (New Zealand)
  • France-Equidia
  • UK/Republic of Ireland–Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing and Virgin Media will also cover the latter
  • Georgia–SilkNet
  • Turkey–TJK TV
  • Eurasia/Baltics-Setanta
  • Scandinavia–NENT
  • Germany/Switzerland/Austraia–Watch4
  • Poland–Polsat
  • Trans World Sport, a global magazine programme will also offer the fixture added exposure, as will CNN's World Sport programme;
  • ITV will air content from the fixture within its live broadcast on Saturday in the UK
  • Saudi TV will feature the event in a one-hour highlights show;
  • Reuters will distribute the event to their wide networks of news outlets.

Major General Expert Mohammed Issa Al-Adhab, the General Manager of Dubai Racing Club, said, “We are delighted RMG and HBA Media has secured a record number of broadcasters from all around the world, including a number of first-time broadcasters. The unprecedented interest is reflective of the global appeal of the Dubai World Cup–one of the great occasions on the sporting calendar.”

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