Sky Racing

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Sky Racing
Sky Racing Logo
Launched 5 September 1998[1]
Owned by Tabcorp
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Country Australia
Language English
Sister channel(s) Sky Racing 2
Sky Racing World
Website skychannel.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Sky Racing 1: Channel 519
Sky Racing 2: Channel 520
Sky Racing World: Channel 521
Cable
Foxtel Sky Racing 1: Channel 519
Sky Racing 2: Channel 520
Sky Racing World: Channel 521
Optus TV Sky Racing 1: Channel 519
Sky Racing 2: Channel 520
Sky Racing World: Channel 521
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 19

Sky Racing is an Australian horse and greyhound racing television channel. It is carried by Foxtel, Austar, Optus TV and Neighbourhood Cable. It was formerly available on SelecTV from 16 April 2007 until the closure of its English service in late 2010.[2][3]

Original logo

The channel generally telecasts all thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing meetings that are covered by the various Australian TABs. This includes both metropolitan and country meetings from all Australian states, as well as selected international races from New Zealand, England, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, France and Japan.

It first began in September 1998, as a spin-off of Sky Channel. On an unknown date, Sky Racing Australia has three channels:

  • Sky Racing 1 launched 5 September 1998,
  • Sky Racing 2 launched 30 March 2010, and
  • Sky Racing World launched 4 May 2010.

Its parent company Tabcorp also owns other racing media assets including Sky Channel, Sky International and 2KY radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schulze, Jane (8 September 1998). "Business; Media". "Race Channel Puts Pay TV Nose Ahead". The Age. p. 5. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "SelecTV Races Ahea" (Press release). SelecTV. 22 April 2007. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Chessell, James (20 August 2010). "City Beat". "Bruce Gordon's SelecTV to make changes". The Australian. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 

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