The Qatar “Glorious” Goodwood Festival will be broadcast on the world stage, including first-time broadcasters ESPN/Disney+ in South America and Sony (SPN) in India and the sub-continent. Goodwood Racecourse has collaborated with the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and HBA Media (HBA) to generate widespread interest over the five-day festival, which runs from July 26-30. Other broadcasters that are showing the programme for the first time are: Eclat (14 countries in South-East Asia), NENT (Pan-Europe), Polsat (Poland), Setanta (Baltics and Eurasia), Wedotv (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) and Wasu.TV (China).
ITV Racing will broadcast six races every day for UK/Irish viewers, who can also watch on Virgin Media and Racing TV. Africa is covered by Racing 240, while Japan has the Green Channel, and Hong Kong has the HKJC, Cable TV, TVB, and Now TV. Australasia has access to the programming through Sky Racing and Trackside. In addition, TVG (US), the DUbai Racing Channel and Al Kass (Qatar) will also be on hand with live coverage.
Ed Arkell, Clerk of the Course and Director of International Racing at Goodwood Racecourse, said, “The Qatar Goodwood Festival is five days of top-class international racing in one of the most picturesque backdrops you could imagine for any sporting event. We are delighted to have secured around 30 broadcasters, including seven new broadcasters, whose viewers will experience riveting racing and a social occasion like no other.”