Racecourse Media Group

RMG and Flutter Form Partnership Agreement

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Flutter Entertainment have agreed to a long-term partnership through 2028. RMG, a media and data rights holding company owned by 34 racecourse shareholders, and Flutter, which is the parent company of Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet's agreement will involve streaming rights and other key areas of the RMG business. RMG and Flutter will work together to leverage the latter's marketing and promotional assets to grow turnover, engagement and interest on racing conducted by RMG's racing product. Martin Stevenson, CEO of RMG said, "We are...

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Irish Champion S. Day to Be World Pool Event

Longines Irish Champion S. Day will be a World Pool event for the first time, Horse Racing Ireland announced. Sept. 11 marks the collaboration between the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Tote, Horse Racing Ireland and the Racecourse Media Group at Leopardstown where racing fans from around the world will have the opportunity to bet into a single pool, ensuring larger and deeper pools, differentiated pricing, and the opportunity for unequalled value for Tote customers. Created and hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club since 2018, over 20 leading racing nations,...

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Racecourse Media Group Expands Into India

Cards from Racecourse Media Group's 34 British racecourses and 26 Irish racecourses will now be available to bettors in India through a new agreement between RMG and the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC). RMG's partnership with SIS makes the wagering possible, and content will be shown live for pari-mutuel (tote) betting and can be accessed via www.betindiaraces.com for mobile and web users. Harish Ramchandani, Steward at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, said, "The Royal Calcutta Turf Club, one of the oldest race clubs in the world, is delighted to work...

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RMG Renews Media Rights Agreement With British Courses

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has agreed to five-year licence extensions for audio-visual and data rights for its British racecourses, the company announced on Thursday.  A total of 35 UK racecourses have their LBO rights renewed, and 33 UK racecourses were renewed for all other aspects of their media rights, including streaming (watch & bet), direct to home (DTH), terrestrial TV and international betting and non-betting through Dec. 31, 2028. Owned in its entirety by racecourse shareholders, RMG pays 100% of operating profit back to racecourses, and as a result, it...

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RMG, SIS Extend Partnership

Racecourse Media Group and Sports Information Services have extended their partnership by a further three years. This partnership encompasses the distribution and transmission of audio-visual and data from British racecourses to licensed betting offices across the UK and Ireland. Martin Stevenson, chief executive officer of RMG, said, "We are delighted to continue our partnership with SIS for a further three years. LBO revenue remains an extremely significant media rights income source for RMG's racecourses. This deal will further increase the value of LBO rights by invigorating betting turnover via first-rate...

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Bahrain International Trophy To Be Shown Worldwide

Friday's £500,000 Bahrain International Trophy will be shown in 123 countries, with Racecourse Media Group in partnership with the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club having secured widespread global coverage. Bahrain's most important race will be shown on Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing in the UK and Ireland, with ITV featuring it as part of its Saturday programme. Fox Sports in the U.S. will carry the race; ESPN in Latin America and the Caribbean (also Sportsmax), SuperSport in Africa (Tellytrack in South Africa) and Green Channel in Japan (via recording)....

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Richard FitzGerald Ending Tenure as RMG CEO

Racecourse Media Group Chief Executive Richard FitzGerald will leave his position after a 12-year run. FitzGerald will slowly step down over a six-week period, with RMG Finance Director Martin Stevenson becoming acting CEO. RMG, which holds the media and data rights for 34 British tracks, has enjoyed a profitable run under FitzGerald, as his tenure included the deal for ITV to provide terrestrial coverage (through 2023) and Racing UK becoming Racing TV, with Irish rights also secured. "It has been a fabulous and rewarding 12 years working for RMG," said...

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ITV Secures Racing Coverage Until 2023

ITV, which has been the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of British racing, has agreed to a new deal to show British racing until 2023. Niall Sloane, ITV director of sport, said, "ITV is delighted to announce the continuation of free-to-air coverage of a sport that is loved and followed by so many. To do so following a successful resumption of the sport with wide audiences returning to our coverage after such a long lay-off is particularly welcome and we look forward to bringing the very best this wonderful sport has to...

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