Tasmania will become the first racing jurisdiction in Australia to make available free live streaming of race meetings across all three codes.
Available on www.tasracing.com.au from tomorrow (1 September 2016), the streaming option was made possible because of Tasracing’s 10-year broadcast rights deal signed recently with the Tabcorp-owned Sky Racing.
Tasracing’s interim chief executive officer, Mark Tarring, said the first live broadcast of greyhound racing from Hobart tomorrow night marked an excellent outcome for the company and the Tasmanian racing industry.
“Thanks to our close working relationship with Tabcorp, the opportunity to stream live vision online alongside Sky’s national broadcast of Tasmanian racing will further enhance the appeal of our product in the national wagering market,” he said.
“Ensuring punters can easily access vision of our product is clearly a positive result for Tasmanian racing, providing an opportunity to increase market share.”
The arrangement also includes a naming rights partnership with Luxbet for Elwick, Mowbray and Spreyton racetracks that commenced on 1 July 2016.
Luxbet will also have the naming rights for the thoroughbred Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival and the Hobart and Launceston Cups.