The Qatar ‘Glorious’ Goodwood Festival, the five day racing event held in West Sussex’, is set to be broadcast globally across a host of TV’s most recognisable networks.
Goodwood Racecourse, the event’ host, has partnered with UK-based media rights organisation, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), to generate interest in the horse-racing event.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Australia’s Network 10 and the US’ NBC are a few of the broadcasters televising the event.
Ed Arkell, Clerk of the Course at Goodwood Racecourse, commented on the added broadcasting: “The Qatar Goodwood Festival is five days of top-class international racing in a relaxed and quintessentially English setting on the Sussex Downs. We’re delighted that so many international broadcasters have recognised that and are showcasing Goodwood across the world.”
NBC are set to broadcast live for two hours on Wednesday to its US audience, while Network 10 are set to offer live coverage of Saturday’s action. Viewers based down under will still manage to watch the entire festival as Sky’s Thoroughbred Central Channel will be broadcasting all five days to Australia.
Canada’s CBC joins the Thoroughbred Central Channel in broadcasting the entire event as will New Zealand’s Trackside.
In Europe, broadcasters include TV Poland, Match (Russia), Silknet (Georgia), Equidia (France) and Teleippica (Italy), while the UK will receive it’s coverage courtesy of ITV and Racing TV.
The Green Channel of Japan are broadcasting Thursday’s action to include the race of Japanese mare Deirdre, with Al Kass supplying the coverage to Qatari audiences.