- Racing UK
Infobox TV channel
name= Racing UK
logoalt=Racing UK logo
01 September 2004
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share as of=
Racing Post/ 31 UK racecourses
former names=| The Horse Racing Channel replaced names=| sister names=
web= [http://www.racinguk.tv/ www.racinguk.tv]
sat serv 1= Sky Digital
sat chan 1= Channel 432
sat serv 2=
sat chan 2=
cable serv 1=
cable chan 1= Channel 536
cable serv 2=
cable chan 2= Channel 411
Racing UK is a subscription-only channel airing
horse racingfrom 30 UK courses. The 31 courses are effectively the owners of the channel [ [http://www.racinguk.tv/site/FAQs_16.asp Frequently Asked Questions] Racing UK website] which was launched in 2004 - after racecourses were given the freedom of their own broadcast rights. The other 28 UK courses (including seven owned by Arena Leisure) broadcast their races on At The Races.
Unusually, it does not appear in the BARB audience ratings or in the list of channels for Sky's EPG lineup on
November 29, 2005. Channel 4 Racingfeatures meetings from the Racing UK courses having signed a three-year contract which runs between January 1, 2007and December 31, 2009 - the contract guarantees 80 days of racing each year on Channel 4 including Glorious Goodwoodfor the first time. [ [http://www.racinguk.tv/news/?SectionId=5&newsid=97 Channel 4 contract signed] ]
The channel was originally broadcast as a programming block on Sky Channel 425 (iSport) when it launched on
May 29, 2004with 30 courses signed up. [ [http://www.racinguk.tv/news/?SectionId=5&newsid=45 Launch of Racing UK] ] - it switched to its new home as a channel in its own right (432) on September 1, 2004. Wetherby became the 31st course to join the portfolio in October 2004. [ [http://www.racinguk.tv/news/?SectionId=5&newsid=31 Weatherby signs to Racing UK] ]
The list of the racecourses that are contracted to RUK are:
spin-offchannel called "Racing World" was launched on March 8, 2006[ [http://www.racinguk.tv/news/?SectionId=5&newsid=53 Racing World launches] ] and features coverage from the United Statesincluding such courses as Arlington Parkand Churchill Downs. This channel is now no longer available.
* [http://www.racinguk.tv/ Official site]
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