Tabcorp’s Sky Racing World Expands Partnership with TVG
Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based exclusive distributor of Southern Hemisphere horse-racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has announced an expanded partnership with TVG, the Los Angeles, California-headquartered racing-focused TV network and advance depositing wagering (ADW) site. The companies’ new media partnership will see increased TV coverage of Australian racing on TVG and TVG2 from Thursday March 9th, 2017.
Sky Racing World currently provides Australian horse-racing content for simulcast wagering to the TVG.com ADW brand. Under the expanded partnership, the TVG networks will air full-card coverage of top-tier Australian races on the key regional race nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Available on all TVG carriage platforms, including AT&T U-Verse 672, DIRECT TV and Dish Network 398, the new coverage will also be accessible to TVG account holders online via TVG.com/live.
TVG’s Australian coverage will be presented by TVG International Racing Coordinator Candice Hare accompanied by additional talent for major meets. Three Australian race meetings will feature each night, with an in-depth focus on the evening’s feature race. Hare and her co-presenters will provide detailed analysis on the field and past performances of horses, jockeys and trainers.
The first weekend’s broadcast will focus on the G1 Australian Cup and G1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap from Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne and the G1 Coolmore Classic from Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens. Upcoming broadcasts will include the G1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens March 17th, featuring the world’s best turf horse Winx, the Golden Slipper, also March 17th at Rosehill, and The Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse on March 31st and April 7th, culminating in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
TVG’s new Australian coverage will be complemented by promotions on the TVG.com ADW. The site’s ‘Money Back Special’, refunding win wagers to bettors wagering on 2nd– or 3rd-placed horses, will now be available on select Australian races, while TVG Wager Rewards participants can also receive triple points when wagering on Australian races. TVG’s expanded Australian coverage will be supported by Sky Racing World’s website, which features free form guides, past performances and latest Australian racing news.
“As a major ADW partner, TVG has been key to growing our flagship Australian racing product in North America, so we’re excited to expand our partnership with their new Australian racing TV coverage,” said David Haslett, President and CEO of Sky Racing World. “We look forward to the new broadcasts raising North American interest in Australian racing during the current Sydney Autumn Carnival, featuring The Championships, and beyond.”
Kip Levin, CEO of TVG, said, “We are always trying to bring the best, most competitive racing in the world to our viewers and ADW customers and as part of that, we are very pleased to expand our partnership with Sky Racing World and Australian racing.”
For more information on Sky Racing World’s partnership with TVG, please contact Sky Racing World.