Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, from The Curragh Racecourse, will, for the first
time, be telecast on FOX Sports in the US and Green Channel in Japan.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will benefit from FOX Sports' terrific shop window,
which can reach more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend.
addition, the €750,000 showpiece will be shown live in Japan via the Green
Channel, which is available in 40m homes.
deals have been brokered by Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the media rights
organisation which produces and distributes top-class horseracing around the
world, in conjunction with Horse Racing Ireland and The Curragh.
Pat Keogh, CEO of The
Curragh Racecourse, said: “We are delighted that the Dubai Duty Irish Derby
will be shown on both the Green Channel and Fox Sports for the first time. This
further broadens the global reach of Ireland’s premier race. We are very
grateful to Racecourse Media Group for making this possible.”
Broadcasters in North and South America,
plus the Caribbean, include TVG (US); CBC, HPI (Canada); ESPN (Latin America,
Caribbean) and SportsMax (Caribbean).
Europe will be served by RTE (Republic of
Ireland), Racing TV (UK, Republic of Ireland); TV Poland, National Sports
Channel (Russia); SilkNet (Georgia), SSport TV (Turkey) and Equidia (France).
Australasia is covered by Sky Racing
Thoroughbred Central (Australia), plus Trackside (New Zealand). Tellytrack will
broadcast in South Africa, while 17 countries in the Middle East and North
Africa region will be served by live coverage from the Dubai Racing Channel.
Yas TV in Abu Dhabi will also broadcast a dedicated live programme.