SKY SPORTS have introduced a brand new devoted racing channel to exchange At The Races, attributable to go dwell on January 1, 2019.
Below the brand new identify of Sky Sports activities Racing, the channel will carry dwell racing from greater than 650 UK conferences in HD for the primary time, in addition to worldwide fixtures from France, America, Australia and Hong Kong.
Quite a few acquainted faces will return from At The Races, which incorporates our man Matt Chapman, Luke Harvey and freshly topped broadcaster of the yr, Jason Weaver.
New full-time lead presenter Alex Hammond, who has spent over 15 years at Sky Sports activities Information, will now work alongside the workforce comprised of Hayley Moore, Mick Fitzgerald, Josh Apiafi, Gina Bryce, Kevin Blake and Jamie Lynch.
Former Group 1-winning jockey Freddy Tylicki may also be becoming a member of as an everyday visitor analyst.
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The road-up was unveiled at a launch at Sky headquarters in London on Wednesday.
Matthew Imi, chief govt of At The Races, stated: “There is no such thing as a higher residence for our new channel manufacturing facility than Sky Sports activities’ studios that are the perfect within the enterprise and we consider Sky Sports activities Racing is ready to be a sport changer for racing.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports activities, stated: “We have seen an important response from our clients to launching devoted sports activities channels and this takes us to a different stage.
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“Horse racing is a massive sport that Sky has been involved in for two decades, now we will have a channel to give our customers more of what they love every day.”
Earlier in the year, Ascot had followed both Chester and Bangor in making the switch from Racing UK to sign a 10-year-deal with the new channel and will now be able to show live racing from March 2019.
At The Races had lost the rights to show all Irish racing from next year after it was announced Racing UK – soon to be revamped as Racing TV – had won the rights.