Not unexpected but now confirmed C4 have lost exclusive FTA rights to horse racing, with ITV picking up coverage from next year.
It's been no secret that many in racing are unhappy with how the C4 deal has worked out, and the F1 deal was probably what swayed it back in ITV's favour.
Will be interesting to see who ITV get to make their coverage - hopefully they'll learn from C4's ultimately fatal mistake and bring in Highflyer Productions.
Will be a loss to C4's schedule but one they can probably take - I'd say ITV need it more on a Saturday afternoon than they do at the moment, although speculation is much of it will be on ITV4. I guess the big events will get a 2-5pm slot on ITV, with ITV4 picking up the slack with the lesser weekday events and some Saturdays too. Suspect many will remain on ITV though as ITV4 have events of their own many weekends.
Last edited by Brekkie on 8 June 2016 6:15pm - 5 times in total
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