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BHA and HRI to carry out non-standard race times trial

In collaboration with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will carry out a four-week trial of non-standard race times which will be held in February 2020. Non-standard race times refers to races not programmed on the standard 5-minute marks (e.g. 3:08pm). The trial seeks to explore the potential benefits to the sport and its customers of adopting …

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RMG secures £110m in media & data rights payments in 2018

Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the media rights manager and distributor for 37 UK/IRE racetracks has generated 2108 media-data rights payments of £109.7 million. The figure represents an 18% increase on 2017 results, with RMG governance confident of future prospects having absorbed the content of all 26 Irish racecourses plus Chelmsford City in 2019, and rebranding Racing UK to Racing TV. …

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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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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 appoints ‘sports & entertainment pro’ Roger Lewis as new Chairman

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has today confirmed the promotion of Roger Lewis as new Chairman, leading governance initiatives for the umbrella organisation representing 37 racecourses. Lewis the former Head of BBC Radio 1, had previously served RMG as a senior independent non-executive advisor (2012-2018) and is expected to take full Chairman duties from January 2019. Updating stakeholders, RMG governance backs …

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RMG unites with SIS and Perform for Australian racing dispersal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced an alliance with Sports Information Services (SIS) and Perform, for the European distribution of Australian horse racing. Set to be shown exclusively across the continent’s betting shops, as well as via online operators and Racing UK, RMG is the chosen distribution partner of Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) and Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA). As …

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Sky gears up for racing media battle with ATR

Sky UK will move to expand its presence within racing, launching a dedicated ‘Sky Sports Racing’ channel in early 2019. In March 2017, Sky UK moved to acquire a controlling 51% stake in UK racing broadcaster At The Races (ATR). At the time, UK news sources reported that Sky would move to create a dedicated racing channel for its 14 …

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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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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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BTC pushing for better terms for independent bookmakers

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Independent bookmakers are lobbying for more flexibility from one of their key suppliers for 2018 and beyond. The Bookmakers’ Technology Consortium (BTC) – a co-operative organisation that provides smaller firms with the advantage of collective bargaining – is unhappy with terms offered by SIS, one of the LBO sector’s main providers. The BTC has written a letter to bookmakers across …

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