Tag Archives: ITV Racing

Coral docu-series ‘Against the Odds’ to be broadcast on ITV

ITV has announced that it will broadcast ‘Against the Odds’ on Tuesday 19 October a new sports documentary series co-developed and funded by Coral.   The ten-part series will showcase unique insights on the individual journeys and experiences of athletes who have risen to the top of their sports.  Each episode of Against the Odds will be presented and narrated …

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Virgin Bet rides as title sponsor of the Ayr Gold Cup festival

Virgin Bet has secured a sponsorship agreement with the Ayr Gold Cup, along with the naming rights to the three-day Ayr Gold Cup Festival, which runs from 16 to 18 September. The highlight of ITV Racing’s live television coverage on the day, the Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup will be run on 18 September. In addition to the Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup, the sportsbook …

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Jockey Club ‘to explore every option’ regarding Cheltenham expansion

The Jockey Club is reportedly considering expanding the Cheltenham Festival to include a fifth day by 2023, as the organisation looks to ‘explore every option’ to improve both the event and the sport of horse racing, according to The Telegraph. Should the Festival be expanded, it will join Ireland’s Punchestown Festival and the recently concluded Royal Ascot event, the latter …

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UK racing reschedules Saturday fixtures in respect of HRH Prince Philip’s funeral

UK racing has rescheduled its forthcoming Saturday’s afternoon fixtures to mark its respect for the funeral of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away last weekend aged 99.  The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that no racing will take place across the UK between 2:45 pm and 4:15 pm on Saturday 17 April. Yesterday, …

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Cheltenham expands broadcasting and sponsorship agreements

This year’s edition of the Cheltenham Festival will garner increased coverage on ITV Racing, whilst organisers have also found a new sponsor in WellChild. Racecourse Media Group – the rights holder to the week-long festival – usually allows its mainstream partner ITV to broadcast five races, as the final two are an important part of the contract with subscriber-based Racing …

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Paddy Power becomes headline sponsor of ITV Racing

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been announced as the new headline sponsor of ITV Racing, beginning on 1 January 2021. The agreement was negotiated by MediaCom, and includes broadcast, catch up, digital, social, podcast and licensing rights. In addition Flutter Entertainment brands will feature in the ITV Racing App, and Betfair will sponsor ITV Racing’s Saturday morning programme The Opening …

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ITV Racing begins contract renegotiations with UK Racing 

ITV's Ed Chamberlin and Ollie Jackson during filming in a branded Cheltenham Festival taxi during Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

ITV Racing has begun renegotiations of its broadcast contract with UK racing, in which it is claiming £1.5 million in compensation for the postponement of this year’s Aintree Grand National.  Seeking to renew its contract, ITV Racing is reportedly trying to reduce its current broadcast fee of £7.5 million per season in view of this year’s disruptions.  Racecourse Media Group …

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ITV Racing to host virtual Grand National

Following the cancellation of next week’s Randox Health Grand National due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ITV Racing has confirmed that it will broadcast a virtual simulation of the race. The race, which will be broadcast at 17:00 on 4 April, will include the 40 runners who would have been most likely to take part using CGI technology and special …

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