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Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO

Richard FitzGerald, the chief executive officer of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), has confirmed that he will step down from the position after nearly 12 years in the role. Having joined RMG in 2008, FitzGerald has been responsible for a decade of year-on-year increases in licence fees payable to its racecourse shareholders. In addition, he oversaw the relaunch of Racing UK …

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ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal

British racing will remain on ITV until 2023 after the broadcaster signed a new agreement with Racecourse Media Group, Ascot Racecourse and Arena Racing Company. The new deal will bring 94 days of racing to its viewers across ITV’s main channel, ITV4 and the ITV Hub. Additionally, ITV Racing’s magazine preview programme, the Opening Show, will continue each Saturday and …

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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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RMG – Watch Out 2019! Racing TV will deliver ‘next-level’ broadcasting for UK & IRE

Preparing to expand its broadcasting content in 2019, incorporating the racing programmes of all 26 Irish racecourses from 1 January, Racing UK confirms that it will rebrand its entity to ‘Racing TV’. Operating firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG), details that the Racing TV rebrand reflects its subsidiary’s expanded responsibilities as the exclusive broadcaster for 61 UK & IRE racecourses – …

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RMG and SIS extends partnership to international level

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced an extension to its existing licensed betting offices (LBO) partnership, encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights on both retail and online. A new five year deal has been agreed from April 1, encompassing the distribution of audio-visual pictures and data to LBOs across Great Britain and Ireland, …

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Irish TV3 Group secures four-year UK horse racing deal with RMG

Hereford - Cheltenham Racecourse 15.03.16 The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy. Ruby Walsh celebrates after winning the race riding Annie Power. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com THIS IMAGE IS SOURCED FROM AND MUST BE BYLINED "RACINGFOTOS.COM"

Irish TV viewers will enjoy up to 50 days of live racing action each year, after TV3 Group announced a new four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) from January 1, 2017. Starting with the New Year’s Day meeting from Cheltenham, TV3 and 3e will broadcast some of the biggest events in horse racing, including the Cheltenham Festival, Randox Health …

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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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RMG extends Dubai Racing Club coverage

Racing broadcast specialist RMG has announced that  its online and retail customers in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, will have access to live pictures and the opportunity to wager into official pools on races at Meydan Racecourse after having secured exclusive rights to offer races at the Dubai World Cup Carnival The broadcast  agreement, which lasts until the …

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British horseracing signs TV rights deal with ITV

British horseracing has announced an exclusive domestic TV rights deal with ITV which will commence from January 1st 2017. Following the completion of the tender process, the four year deal will see the broadcaster show almost 100 days of racing per year with a minimum of 34 on ITV’s main channel. The races will include Cheltenham Festival, the Crabbie’s Grand National …

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Racecourse Media Group signs broadcast agreement with Meydan Group Dubai

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Meydan Group LLcC for full broadcast of Dubai Racing fixtures. The broadcast package includes 20 fixtures per year, and will be headlined by the $30 million Dubai World Cup card in March. RMG coverage of Dubai Racing fixtures will begin in November, with exclusive coverage from …

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