ITV network has won exclusive rights to broadcast British horse racing in the United Kingdom over the next four years, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, ending Channel 4's more than three decades of coverage.
The Epsom Derby (Eng-I) could be moved to Saturday evenings in the future in an effort to stem declining television viewership.
- By Mark Popham
Television coverage of racing in Great Britain seems safeguarded for at least the next two years following the announcement that Channel 4 is in exclusive negotiations about sponsorship with Dubai Holding, whose chairman is leading owner/breeder Sheikh Mohammed.
British racing needs to make dramatic changes to the structure and timing of big races according to Channel 4, which broadcasts the majority of live horseracing seen on television in Britain.
- By Mark Popham
The record-breaking media deal agreed up in June 2001 by the majority of Great Britain's racecourses and broadcaster attheraces has collapsed.
Fair Grounds president Bryan Krantz has been appointed the United States representative for Attheraces, an ambitious new online wagering and interactive television wagering company in the United Kingdom.
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