Network Ten in Australia, the leading national free-to-air network in Australia, is amongst a host of international broadcasters, which will be showing live coverage of Enable’s bid for Coral-Eclipse glory at Sandown on Saturday.
The fixture will be one of six British racedays to be aired live by the network in 2019, which has secured the rights to the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Network 10’s Head of Sport Matt White said: “This is great news for fans of international racing to have live free-to-air coverage, starting with the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday. It is an exciting time at 10 Sport as we expand our Horse Racing portfolio.”
Phil White, Regional Director for Jockey Club London Region, said: “We are delighted to play host to the first live broadcast of British Horseracing by Network Ten, amongst a host of other national and international media. It promises to be a historic day with a number of top class thoroughbreds bidding to win the prestigious Coral-Eclipse.”
Racecourse Media Group, which manages the TV distribution on behalf of Sandown Park’s owners, Jockey Club Racecourses, has also secured coverage in Australia via Sky Racing Thoroughbred Central, while New Zealand will be served by Trackside.
More than 40 million homes in the US will have access to the raceday via TVG, while viewers in the New York State will also receive live pictures from Capital OTB. NBC in the US will also show delayed coverage of the race.
North America will also be served by Canada’s National Public Broadcaster, CBC, and the horseracing channel, HPI TV. Thirty countries in the Caribbean will have access through SportsMax.
Seventeen countries from the Middle East and North Africa will take the broadcast via Dubai Racing Channel, with Yas TV (Abu Dhabi, UAE) broadcasting its own programme, while Tellytrack will broadcast the day in South Africa.
In Europe, broadcasters include ITV (UK), Racing TV (UK and Ireland), Virgin Media (ROI), National Sports Channel (Russia), Silknet (Georgia) and Equidia (France). The Green Channel in Japan will also show a recording of the race.