Tag Archives: Racecourse Media Group (RMG)

Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition

Scientific Games has signed a new partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to add its new ‘Legends Racing Series’ from Quantum Leap Solutions (QLS) to its OpenMarket sports content offering. Legends Racing will bring together a number of racing veterans from the last 50 years into a single database of 9,000 horses, plus jockeys such as Lester Piggott, Willie Carson …

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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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Bahrain racing gains international coverage with RMG deal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has penned a new agreement with Bahrain TV, which will see the duo collaborate in the distribution of the Bahrain International Trophy via a World Feed.  The race, which is set to be Bahrain’s first international horserace and worth £500,000, will be showcased to more than 60 countries via RMG’s distribution network. Seb Vance, Director of …

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RMG renews broadcast partnership with Meydan Dubai

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has extended its contract with the Meydan Group to provide production and distribution of the next two full horseracing seasons at the course for a further two years. The season is now underway and culminates with the prestigious $35 million Dubai World Cup card on 28 March 2020 – recognised as the most international and valuable day’s racing. Timeline Television will …

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Racecourse Media Group strengthens Director Board with three appointments

UK Racing media rights holding firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has strengthened its directorial board through appointing Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors. The new appointments come as a bid to facilitate further understanding of the regulatory challenges that face the gaming industry in 2019, with hopes that Mullen and Boeskov will help provide strategic advice at …

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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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Revenues rise for Turf TV and Racecourse Media Group

The yearly media rights revenues received by the 37 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG), have increased by 9%  from the previous year to £93.1million. These payments, which are paid via licence fees and dividends, were derived from: Turf TV – betting shop service provider to licensed betting offices (LBOs), Racing UK (multi-platform subscription channel), digital (bet-to-view streams), GBI Racing (international …

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Positive Year 1 results vindicate ITV’s racing gamble

UK terrestrial TV broadcaster ITV is pleased by its first year of coverage of UK racing, detailing to The Times that it ‘feels vindicated’ by its decision to invest in the sport. In January 2016, ITV secured the rights to broadcast Racecourse Media Group (RMG) syndicated content, replacing Channel 4 Racing as the lead domestic TV broadcaster for racing. Setting …

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RMG boosts Epsom Investec Derby international broadcast coverage

In partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the Investec Derby from Epsom Downs will have its biggest international broadcast coverage adding a number of new sports media partners. In a first for the Investec Derby, the 2400-metre showpiece will be shown live on selected aircraft and ships on 14 airlines and 11 cruise lines via the Sport 24 channel. NBC …

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Racecourse Media Group pays out £80 million in 2015 broadcast fees

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has detailed that it has paid its 34 syndicated UK racetracks £80 million in media rights for 2015. The figure represents an 8% increase on 2014 media pay-outs generated from licence fees of racing broadcast owners; Turf TV – betting shop service provider to Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) Racing UK (multi-platform subscription channel) Digital (Bet2View streams) …

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