Updating its clients and stakeholders, Racecourse Media Group has informed that it will begin to broadcast racing content from Hong Kong on UK TV channels of Sky 432, Virgin 536 and Freeview 231.
Having entered a content partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), Racecourse Media extends its Asian racing coverage. Moving forward the specialist broadcaster will now show HKJC syndicated content from the Sha Tin and Happy Valley, starting with Longines Hong Kong International Races week, which gets underway with the International Jockeys’ Challenge (December 7).
In all, Racing UK, the only place to see the coverage in HD, will show 63 fixtures on its broadcast and digital platforms this season, the timings of which complement the domestic action from the core offering of the 34 UK tracks.
Expanding its broadcast service Nick Mills, Commercial Director of Racecourse Media Group, parent company of Racing UK, said:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for British viewers to experience the high-octane racing from Hong Kong, which will include many familiar horses and jockeys.
“Both jurisdictions are always looking to explore opportunities together and this year a record five meetings from RMG courses were shown in Hong Kong. That not only offers British racing a wonderful shop window, but also generates significant revenues to racecourses through wagering on those races in Hong Kong.”
George Irvine, Commingling Development Director for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, backed Mills comments
“I’m really pleased that Racing UK has decided to add Hong Kong racing to their impressive racing portfolio, especially in time for their subscribers to enjoy the World Championship of International Racing at the Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on December 11.”