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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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Martin Stevenson steps up to CEO at RMG

The Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has promoted Martin Stevenson to the position of CEO, with the former Finance Director bringing considerable accounting and media experience to the role. Stevenson joined RMG as Finance Director in 2007, and has since developed ‘deep and intimate knowledge’ of the company’s business and operations. “I am extremely excited and honoured to take up the …

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Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO

Richard FitzGerald, the chief executive officer of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), has confirmed that he will step down from the position after nearly 12 years in the role. Having joined RMG in 2008, FitzGerald has been responsible for a decade of year-on-year increases in licence fees payable to its racecourse shareholders. In addition, he oversaw the relaunch of Racing UK …

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RMG secures £110m in media & data rights payments in 2018

Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the media rights manager and distributor for 37 UK/IRE racetracks has generated 2108 media-data rights payments of £109.7 million. The figure represents an 18% increase on 2017 results, with RMG governance confident of future prospects having absorbed the content of all 26 Irish racecourses plus Chelmsford City in 2019, and rebranding Racing UK to Racing TV. …

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RMG appoints ‘sports & entertainment pro’ Roger Lewis as new Chairman

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has today confirmed the promotion of Roger Lewis as new Chairman, leading governance initiatives for the umbrella organisation representing 37 racecourses. Lewis the former Head of BBC Radio 1, had previously served RMG as a senior independent non-executive advisor (2012-2018) and is expected to take full Chairman duties from January 2019. Updating stakeholders, RMG governance backs …

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