The Randox Grand National, from Aintree Racecourse in the UK, will enjoy truly worldwide TV exposure on Saturday.
Working with Aintree’s owners, Jockey Club Racecourses, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the British-based media rights organisation, will deliver full global coverage of this amazing spectacle.
The Randox Grand National, which will see 40 runners take on 30 unique fences in the four-and-a-quarter mile marathon, has attracted broadcasters from all corners of the globe.
Broadcasters in North and South America, plus the Caribbean, include: TVG, NYRA (US); Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HPI (Canada); ESPN (Latin America, Caribbean) and SportsMax (Caribbean).
Fifty countries in Africa are served by Super Sport and Tellytrack will show pictures in South Africa, while Australasia is covered by Sky Thoroughbred Central (Australia) and Trackside (New Zealand).
European broadcasters include: ITV (UK); Racing TV (UK, Republic of Ireland); Virgin Media 1 (Republic of Ireland); Equidia (France), Sportdeutschland TV (Germany); SilkNet (Georgia); Match TV (Russia) and Arena Sport 1 & 2 (Slovakia and Czech Republic). Look and Prima TV (Romania) and Czech TV will show highlights.
Seventeen countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will be served by live coverage from Dubai Racing Channel, while the race will also form part of the Green Channel’s international horseracing magazine programme, seen in Japan.
CNN will cover the race for its World Sport programme, CNN International’s flagship sports news programme, which reaches over 370 million households, while Trans World Sport, the leading global sports magazine programme, will offer the fixture added exposure.
Coverage of the race will be widely available to news outlets across the world via SNTV and Reuters.
More than 20,000 British troops and personnel serving overseas will be able to enjoy ITV’s coverage of the Randox Grand National via BFBS, who provide media services to the UK Armed Forces, which means the race will be broadcast over 16 time zones including the Middle East, Brunei, Germany, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Falklands, Canada South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, as well as on Royal Navy ships at sea.
Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses’ North West Region, including Aintree Racecourse, Dickon White, said: “As befitting one of the world’s great sporting spectacles, the Randox Grand National has attracted a high level of interest from TV broadcasters and we are delighted that the race continues to appeal to all corners of the globe.”
RMG’s TV channel, Racing TV, will also show the race in 10,000 pubs and clubs in the UK and Ireland. Radio listeners will enjoy live coverage in the UK courtesy of BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT, while Racing TV Radio, which syndicates audio on behalf of Aintree Racecourse, will distribute to regional, national and international news stations.