Racing.com’s coverage of Victorian thoroughbred racing won’t be broadcast on Foxtel in time for Saturday’s official launch of the new station.
Despite negotiations continuing on Friday, no resolution could be met.
“The Seven Network is continuing its discussions with Foxtel to be able to expand the Racing.com coverage to Channel 522 but no agreement has been reached at this time,” Racing Victoria said in a statement.
“Foxtel viewers can watch all Victorian races this weekend on Sky Racing 1 (Channel 519).
“The new Racing.com channel will be officially launched on free-to-air television tomorrow with the broadcast of the Memsie Stakes meeting from Caulfield available to over 90 per cent of the population.
“The coverage will also be streamed free of charge globally onto all digital devices via Racing.com.”
Racing Victoria advises it is unable to provide a timeline on when an agreement may be reached, but it remains its strong desire to get Racing.com onto Foxtel as well as being broadcast on free-to-air.
Racing.com begins officially broadcasting on Saturday – via the Seven Network and PRIME7 with coverage of Group 1 Memsie Stakes Day from Caulfield.
Racing.com will be broadcast through the metropolitan markets of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, as well as through much of regional Queensland, on the Seven Network’s free-to-air Channel 78.
Regional free-to-air viewers in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, along with the ACT and Gold Coast, can view Racing.com via the PRIME7 network on Channel 68.
Earlier on Friday, Racing Victoria announced that punters in Tasmania, Darwin, Broken Hill and regional South Australia will be able to watch Racing.com’s coverage of Victorian racing as of Monday, with Southern Cross Television agreeing to carry the free-to-air station.
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