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ITV and RMG schedule Sky Bet Racing Sunday Series for 2022 return

The Sky Bet Sunday Series is set to return in 2022, with coverage set to be provided by the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and ITV, providing free-to-air broadcasting. Outlining a collective objective of presenting ‘compelling and competitive racing’ targeting a new audience of Sunday viewers, the triple partnership aims to build on constructive 2021 results for the series.  Six of …

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RMG renews distribution contract with Dubai Racing Club

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has signed a two-year extension agreement with the Dubai Racing Club, covering production and distribution of horse racing content. The contract renewal will see RMG continue to provide on-course coverage of all fixtures at the Meydan Racecourse over the next two horse racing seasons, with support from Timeline Television. Martin Stevenson, CEO of RMG, said: “We …

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Entain secures racing coverage until 2026 under SIS and RMG renewal

Entain has extended its horse racing streaming tripartite partnership with SIS (Sports Information Services) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) until 2026. The contract renewal has seen the FTSE100 gambling group secure media feeds from 35 British racecourses for its Ladbrokes and Coral retail holdings. RMG extended its own contracts with the 35 racetracks in question earlier this year under …

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Racing Post lands December Gold Cup sponsorship at Cheltenham

Racing Post, part of Spotlight Sports Group, has announced a new agreement with Cheltenham racecourse to sponsor the December Gold Cup. The Grade 3 handicap chase, one of the highlights of the international meeting, will be staged as the Racing Post Gold Cup on Saturday 11 December. It will be broadcast via the Spotlight Sports Group-owned racing news outlet’s app …

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Flutter Entertainment enters long-term streaming partnership with RMG

Flutter Entertainment and Racecourse Media Group (RMG) have confirmed the signing of a long-term partnership, lasting until 2028, focusing around streaming rights and marketing. The deal will see Flutter Entertainment leverage RMG’s horse racing streams to supply more content to its customers across its online and retail Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet verticals. Meanwhile, RMG will look to utilise …

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Tote launches Tote Guarantee across UK racecourses via Britbet deal

The Tote has signed an agreement with Britbet, enabling the company to offer the Tote Guarantee across the sports betting operator’s 55 racecourse partners. As a result of the partnership, the Tote Guarantee will be made available on-course at Britbet-affiliated racetracks for a trial period of three months until January 2022. However, the partners are ‘hopeful that a positive response …

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UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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RMG secures ‘clarity and confidence’ with racing media rights renewals

The Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has extended its licencing rights agreements for the distribution of audio visual and data content with race tracks across the UK. Under the terms of the five-year contract renewals, 35 racecourses have extended their LBO content distribution deals, whilst 33 have signed agreements covering all other aspects of media rights. The latter extensions include streaming …

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Jockey Club ‘to explore every option’ regarding Cheltenham expansion

The Jockey Club is reportedly considering expanding the Cheltenham Festival to include a fifth day by 2023, as the organisation looks to ‘explore every option’ to improve both the event and the sport of horse racing, according to The Telegraph. Should the Festival be expanded, it will join Ireland’s Punchestown Festival and the recently concluded Royal Ascot event, the latter …

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SBK signs long-term sponsorship deal with Richard Kingscote

Smarkets’ sportsbook app SBK has committed to a long-term sponsorship of multiple title-winning jockey Richard Kingscote until October 2022. The agreement will see reigning all-weather champion Kingscote wear SBK branded riding gear over the next 16 months, as well as produce exclusive content for the operator. “I’m thrilled to have SBK as my new sponsor, and I’d like to thank …

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