Grand National distribution plans out of the gate

Grand National distribution plans out of the gate

The Grand National has revealed its distribution plans for the 2022 edition. 

Taking place this Saturday, 9 April, the race will be aired by 30 broadcasters after distribution was handled by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and HBA Media – working alongside Aintree Racecourse operator The Jockey Club.

ITV and Racing TV will show the race in the UK, with there also a number of first time broadacsters globally. Broadcasters showing the race for the first time include Eclat (14 countries in South-East Asia), NENT (Scandinavia), Watch4 (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) and Polsat (Poland), while Wasu.TV and Sony Pictures Network will dedicate a special one-hour show to the race in China and India respectively.

In addition, Sport 24 will take the Grand National to airlines and cruises, CNN will cover it for its World Sport programme, magazine show Trans World Sport will give exposure globally, and Reuters will distribute to news outlets.

Dickon White, The Jockey Club’s Regional Director for the North West, said: “The Randox Grand National is the biggest Jumps race in the world, if not the biggest race in the world, and merits a truly worldwide TV audience – which I’m delighted to say is exactly what we’ve got. I hope our extensive list of broadcasters, both new and old to the event, enjoy one of the great sporting spectacles.”

Grand National broadcasters

North and South America, plus the Caribbean: TVG, NYRA (US); Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, HPI (Canada); ESPN Star+ (50 countries in Latin America, Caribbean) and SportsMax (32 countries in Caribbean)

Africa, MENA and Sub-Continent: SuperSport (48 countries in Africa), Racing 240 (16 countries in Southern Africa), Dubai Racing Channel, Yas TV (both 17 countries in MENA), Sony Pictures Network (India)

Asia Pacific: Sky Thoroughbred Central (Australia), Trackside (New Zealand), Green Channel (Japan, highlights), Wasu.TV (China, highlights)

Europe: ITV (UK); Racing TV (UK, Republic of Ireland); Virgin Media 1 (Republic of Ireland); Equidia (France); SilkNet (Georgia); NENT (Scandinavia), Polsat (Poland), Setanta (Baltics and Eurasia), SSport (Turkey),  Watch4 (Germany, Switzerland and Austria)

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