There is an exciting new development for greyhound racing fans this week as the Racing Post launch their brand new greyhound TV channel. The action is broadcast live on Sky and Freesat. Below you can find all the information on the new channel. This was sent over to us by the Racing Post themselves.
Racing Post Greyhound TV is now just one day away from its inaugural broadcast on Friday 9 December. From 7.15pm to 10.45pm on Sky digital channel 231 and freesat channel 402, live racing will be shown from Romford and Sunderland, the former featuring the semis of the Coral Essex Vase. For those with Virgin, the show is available to view on www.racingpost.com and other founders’ websites.
The three-times-a-week programme will feature a new line-up of presenters at the helm including Errol Blyth, Jason Barrasford and Darrell Williams, while the Racing Post will provide expert analysis through reporters, Jonathan Hobbs, Jonathan Kay and Phil Donaldson.
Clive Lawrence, producer of Racing Post Greyhound TV commented: “The programme is going to be fast and furious with racing every seven minutes. This is really all about the racing and that’s what we will be focusing on, along with bringing the excitement of live greyhound action into living rooms across the country.”
John McCririck added: “This is terrific, especially with people like Errol and Darrell involved. Punters will lap this up, given channel 231 comes free. I think it will be a great success, develop over the months ahead and re-energise enthusiasm to come racing.”
Lord Donoughue, influential peer and chairman of the Review Group that led to the inauguration of the GBGB said: “I greatly enjoy the greyhounds on TV when we get it – and so am delighted there will be more to come. All best wishes for a great success with the project.”
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It`s a good thing but It`s nothing new, William Hill had the same idea that hasn`t worked because they did`t put on it the Freeview platform, I think if this was on the freeview network of channels you would see an increase of 10/20 fold compared to Sky or Freesat, this channel could be the next Channel 4 of the Greyhound world. Personally I`ve got Sky TV and it would not affect me the only reason I have made a comment is that people who make these decisions may want to look at that without forgetting how much advertising revenue you would miss out on.
peter pearson says
Curious, can Aussie punters have access to these greyound only channels????????
Regards PP NGF
harry townley says
like a previous comment ,if rpgtv was on freeview you would get a wider audience
Wayne Brunt says
Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the entire 1983 greyhound derby?