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VIC Racing Blackout From Today

Tuesday, 16th June 2015

Meanwhile, from today, Victorian thoroughbred racing will be seen only via several digital platforms with confirmation that there will be a blackout on Tabcorp's Sky service, reports racing.com. Tabcorp intimated last Tuesday that it would cease broadcasting Victorian racing from June 16 after Racing Victoria announced that Seven West Media was its preferred broadcast partner moving forward. RV released a statement late yesterday expressing its disappointment. "Tabcorp Holdings has advised that no Victorian thoroughbred meeting will be broadcast on its Sky Racing channels into homes, pubs and clubs after it refused to roll over an existing interim agreement regardless of whether Seven West Media is broadcasting the meeting. RV said it was disappointed with the decision by Tabcorp Holdings to go ahead with a blackout of all Victorian thoroughbred racing on its Sky Racing channels from tomorrow. RV has offered to continue to supply Victorian thoroughbred racing to Sky Racing for a fair and reasonable commercial fee to ensure that punters, fans and participants are not disadvantaged. RV will continue to seek talks with Tabcorp Holdings on achieving its preferred media distribution model which involves both Seven West Media and Sky Racing with the goal of building a strong, sustainable future where current and future generations of fans and punters can access vision of Victorian thoroughbred racing whenever, wherever and however they choose." Live coverage of all Victorian thoroughbred racing can be viewed at Racing.com.

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