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Smith appointed Director of Racecourse Media Group

Scott Smith has been appointed Non-Executive Director of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. He will join the RMG Board on October 1st. Smith is Chief Financial Officer at England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and brings to the role over two decades […]

September 27, 2023

Thurburn named CPO of Racecourse Media Group

Ryan Thurburn has been appointed incoming Chief Product Officer of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. Thurburn joins from BoyleSports, where he is Director of Product, and will take up the position in October. RMG has created this new role as part of […]

August 15, 2023

Timing data information to be rolled out from Irish racecourses

Live, in-race timing information will be broadcast on-screen and published online for all races at the 26 Irish racecourses from January 1st 2024, as part of the media rights renewal between Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) and media companies, Sports Information Services (SIS) and Racecourse Media Group (RMG). The system […]

July 14, 2023

RMG generates £117.6m for British racecourses in 2022

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) will pay racecourses £117.6 million (€133.7m) in payments generated from their media and data rights in 2022 – compared to £110 million in 2021. The payments are derived from a range of RMG businesses, including via betting shops (Racecourse Retail Business), online bookmaker streams (Digital Streaming), pay-TV channel (Racing TV), international […]

May 2, 2023

Grand National preps for global coverage

The Randox Grand National at Aintree on April 15th will be available to watch in all corners of the globe – and above it – with live coverage of the world’s most famous Jumps race also available on airlines. Working with The Jockey Club, which owns and operates Aintree Racecourse and stages the Randox Grand […]

April 14, 2023

The Saudi Cup to air in 170 territories

Now entering its fourth year, The Saudi Cup will be distributed around the globe by 35 broadcasters in 170 territories on February 24th and 25th, further extending the reach of the $20 million event. The Group 1 Saudi Cup continues to rise in reputation as one of horseracing’s premier events. This is reflected by a […]

February 20, 2023

Entain, SIS sign long term deal

Entain, the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, and Sports Information Services (SIS), have entered a new long-term production, distribution, and content agreement, ensuring that Entain’s UK retail customers can enjoy content live from the most iconic horse racing events. The agreement provides Entain with a continued use of patented production technology from […]

January 31, 2023

Pegasus World Cup to air in 135+ territories

The Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat (G1) on January 28th will reach over 135 territories through broadcast distribution courtesy of HBA Media. Held in Miami, the first major flat event of 2023 has attracted legendary jockey Frankie Dettori, who will ride in the feature race for his final time as he starts his international ‘swansong’ […]

January 25, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Grant named Chairman of Racecourse Media Group

Conor Grant has been appointed incoming Chairman of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. Grant will initially join as a Non-Executive Director on April 1st and then succeed Roger Lewis as Chairman on October 1st. Grant brings to the role 24 years of […]

January 19, 2023

Racecourse Chairman Lewis extends term until October 2023

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced that its Chairman, Roger Lewis, has extended his post until October 2023 in order to assist RMG transition to a new Chair. Roger Lewis has been on the RMG Board for over 10 years during which time RMG has increased its licence fees and dividend payments to its racecourses […]

November 23, 2022