Racecourse Media Group

Cazoo Derby To Be Shown Worldwide

More than 50 international broadcasters will cover the G1 Cazoo Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse, an official part of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, on June 4. The £1.604-million contest will be shown live by 32 broadcasters, and there will be 15 on-site news and lifestyle broadcasters, plus various news agencies for the two-day stand. These broadcasters were secured by The Jockey Club, Racecourse Media Group and HBA Media. In America, both Good Morning America (ABC network) and NBC News will broadcast live from the course, while Jess...

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Worldwide Broadcasters to Show Randox Grand National

The G3 Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse will receive international TV exposure on Apr. 9, as approximately 30 broadcasters will show the iconic race. Due to begin at 5:15 p.m. local time, the race will feature 40 runners over 4 miles 2 1/2 furlongs. The Jockey Club, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and HBA Media have secured a wide range of broadcasters, including several first-time takers. New broadcasters of the Aintree showpiece are: Eclat (14 countries in South-East Asia), NENT (Scandinavia), Watch4 (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) and Polsat (Poland). Wasu.TV...

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Record Number of Broadcasters to Show DWC Night

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...

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RMG Increases Racecourse Payments to Pre-Covid Levels

Racecourses will receive payments from the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) that are on par with pre-covid levels, the company revealed on Thursday. A total of £110 million, earned through racecourses' media and data rights, is projected to be paid to RMG shareholders for 2021. RMG is 100% owned by its racecourse shareholders and pays 100% of operating profit back to racecourses. Chairman Roger Lewis, who will step down at the end of the year, said, "I thank and congratulate everyone involved in racing for their herculean efforts in 2021. The...

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RMG Enters Agreement With HBA Media

HBA Media has entered into a three-year agreement with Racecourse Media Group to distribute that organisation's British and Irish racing portfolio. Coming under the umbrella of the agreement are the Randox Grand National Festival, the Cazoo Derby Festival, the Qatar 'Glorious Goodwood' Festival, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, Longines Irish Champions Weekend and QIPCO British Champions Day as well as, internationally, the Dubai World Cup Carnival and Bahrain International Trophy. The new agreement builds on HBA's existing portfolio that already includes Ascot Racecourse, the Lexus Melbourne Cup, Breeders' Cup,...

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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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