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BTC pushing for better terms for independent bookmakers

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Independent bookmakers are lobbying for more flexibility from one of their key suppliers for 2018 and beyond. The Bookmakers’ Technology Consortium (BTC) – a co-operative organisation that provides smaller firms with the advantage of collective bargaining – is unhappy with terms offered by SIS, one of the LBO sector’s main providers. The BTC has written a letter to bookmakers across …

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Racecourse Media and Meydan Group’s in new production and distribution deal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been awarded a fresh two year worldwide production and distribution contract by Meydan Group. The agreement will encompass the full horseracing seasons at Meydan Racecourse, which began on November 9 and culminates on March 31 with the US$30m Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest day’s racing. Frank Gabriel Jr, Executive Director of Racing at Dubai …

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RMG announces first apprentices of Media JETS Traineeship program

Continuing its youth development and training schemes, Racing UK’s Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced Shelley Birkett and Jason Kiely as recipients of its new Media JETS Traineeship. Joining the development program, the RMG’s young apprentices will learn all aspects of modern media dynamics including presenting, punditry, digital production, marketing and PR. Birkett, who is 23 and based in Malton …

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RMG secures record broadcast coverage for Saturday’s $30 million Dubai World Cup

Continuing its broadcast partnership with Meydan Racing Course Dubai, Racecourse Media Group (RMG) will showcase the $30 million Dubai World Cup (Saturday 25 March), the racing fixture referred to as the ‘world’s richest race day’. Updating the market, RMG informs that this year’s Dubai World Cup will be made available to ‘over one billion homes’. The racing content specialist is …

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Racecourse Media Group appoints sports commerce veteran Andy Anson as Non-Executive Director

UK Racing media rights holding firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has moved to strengthen its governance and leadership advisory by appointing Andy Anson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Anson a sports industry commercial and media veteran, has held leadership positions at ATP Tennis and Manchester United. He further consulted the FA on its 2018 FIFA World Cup bid. RMG …

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RMG extends Dubai Racing Club coverage

Racing broadcast specialist RMG has announced that  its online and retail customers in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, will have access to live pictures and the opportunity to wager into official pools on races at Meydan Racecourse after having secured exclusive rights to offer races at the Dubai World Cup Carnival The broadcast  agreement, which lasts until the …

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Racecourse Media Group signs broadcast agreement with Meydan Group Dubai

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Meydan Group LLcC for full broadcast of Dubai Racing fixtures. The broadcast package includes 20 fixtures per year, and will be headlined by the $30 million Dubai World Cup card in March. RMG coverage of Dubai Racing fixtures will begin in November, with exclusive coverage from …

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RMG and SIS agree new five-year deal for content & data for bookmakers

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Satellite Information Services (SIS) have today announced a five-year agreement for the distribution of audio-visual ‘content’ and data to licensed betting offices (LBO) across UK and Ireland for the period 2018-2023.  Under the agreement RMG will maintain responsibility for collecting pictures and data from all its fixtures. SIS will take delivery of the pictures and …

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Racecourse Media & Arena Racing to create single broadcast centre

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have announced that both racecourse groups intend to create a single production centre to benefit the horseracing and betting industries.The new joint venture will provide pictures and data for organisations, who wish to broadcast coverage of British racing. The joint venture will ensure costs of production can be shared and efficiencies …

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Racecourses see 10% uplift in media rights revenues

The 34 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG) received £74.4million in media rights revenues in 2014 – a 15% increase on 2013. These revenues, which are paid via licence fees, are generated from: Licensed Betting Office (LBO) payments to Turf TV (betting shop service provider) Racing UK (multi-platform subscription channel) Internet (Bet2View streams) GBI Racing (international TV betting and …

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