Friday 23 August 2019

TV3 secure major coup as they win rights for Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Grand National

Jockey Ruby Walsh celebrates on Limini at the Cheltenham Festival
Jockey Ruby Walsh celebrates on Limini at the Cheltenham Festival
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

TV3 have secured a major coup by signing a four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to broadcast premium English meetings including the Cheltenham Festival and the Aintree Grand National.

The news will come as another hammer blow to RTE as the national broadcaster loses yet another high-profile sporting event.

TV3 and 3e will broadcast exclusive Irish terrestrial coverage for 50 days a year starting from January 1 with the Investec Epsom Derby and Oaks, and Royal Ascot other notable meetings.

Other highlights include the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury, Qatar Goodwood Festival, Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York and QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.

Niall Cogley, TV3 Group Director of Broadcasting, said: “TV3 is delighted to be working with this fantastic racing portfolio. Cheltenham and Aintree are hugely important milestones in the Irish sporting calendar every year, but this new agreement represents so much more as it spans some of the most important international racing fixtures in the world with a wonderful mix of Flat and National Hunt festivals.

“To be able to offer 50 exclusive Irish terrestrial days on TV3 and 3e is great news for our viewers and for the TV3 Group.”

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