Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the media rights organisation, working with Horse Racing Ireland, Leopardstown Racecourse and The Curragh, have generated significant global TV interest in Longines Irish Champions Weekend on September 11 to 12.
The two-day showpiece of Irish Flat horseracing has attracted broadcasters from Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US, Caribbean, South Africa, Middle East and North Africa, France, Russia, Turkey, and Poland, as well as in the UK and Ireland.
Fox Sports will be broadcasting Irish Champions Day in the US for the first time, with the network “capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend.”
Green Channel will also show the Irish Champion Stakes live to their Japanese audience, as will TVB J2, Cable TV, Now TV and the HKJC platforms in Hong Kong. ITV are broadcasting races from the meeting as part of its output on the main channel in the UK, in addition to RTE’s extensive coverage of the weekend in Ireland.
Broadcasters taking live coverage are:
- North and South America, plus the Caribbean: Fox Sports, TVG, Capital OTB (US); CBC, HPI (Canada); and SportsMax (Caribbean)
- Europe: RTE (ROI), Racing TV (UK, ROI), ITV (UK), TV Poland, Match TV (Russia), Equidia (France) and TJK (Turkey)
- Asia Pacific: Green Channel (Japan), TVB J2, Cable TV, Now TV HKJC (Hong Kong), Sky Racing (Australia) and Trackside (New Zealand)
- Africa and MENA: Tellytrack (South Africa), Dubai Racing Channel and Yas TV (UAE and MENA).