Live coverage of Saturday’s Investec Derby, from Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK, will be shown by more than 30 broadcasters across the globe, including, for the first time, on FOX Sports 1 in the US.
The FOX Sports network is “capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend” and the Investec Oaks and Investec Derby will both be shown on its main channel, Fox Sports 1.
The raceday will also enjoy a fantastic shop window in the Far East, with the Green Channel making the action available in 40m homes, while Hong Kong will be well served by TVB, Cable TV, Now TV and the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s platforms.
Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the UK-based media rights organisation which produces and distributes top-class horseracing around the world, and Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), owners of Epsom Downs Racecourse, have collaborated to broaden the appeal of the world’s most famous horserace.
Simon Durrant, General Manager of Epsom Downs, said: “The Investec Derby is a global event and we are looking forward to what is set to be a fantastic renewal this year. To attract over 30 broadcasters around the world including major networks such as FOX Sports is fantastic and ensures that an audience all around the globe can watch the greatest Flat race in the world.”
Other broadcasters in North and South America, plus the Caribbean, include TVG (US); Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HPI (Canada); ESPN (Latin America, Caribbean) and SportsMax (Caribbean).
Europe will be served by ITV (UK), Racing TV (UK, Republic of Ireland), Virgin Media 1 (Republic of Ireland), TV Poland, National Sports Channel (Russia), Movistar (Spain), SilkNet (Georgia), Equidia (France), Arena Sport 1 & 2 (Slovakia and Czech Republic), Look Sport (Romania) and SSport and TJK (Turkey).
Forty-seven countries in Africa will have access to the raceday via SuperSport, while Tellytrack will broadcast in South Africa.
Australasia is covered by Sky Thoroughbred Central (Australia) and Trackside (New Zealand),
Seventeen countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will be served by live coverage from Dubai Racing Channel (UAE), while Yas TV will be broadcasting a dedicated Investec Derby programme in Abu Dhabi.
Coverage of the race will be widely available to news outlets across the world via Reuters.