Ascot Racecourse and RaceTech extend long-term contract to include world feed
RaceTech and Ascot Racecourse have agreed a two-year extension to their existing long-term relationship covering a full range of high-grade technical and broadcast services at the Berkshire course.
With immediate effect, the agreement will continue to see RaceTech provide integrity coverage, in-house programming and other essential racecourse services such as photo finish across all 26 racedays in the calendar, including Royal Ascot in June.
The new contract also incorporates the showcasing of live tracking and timing graphics on Ascot TV to enhance the race-watching experience for racegoers.
One other significant addition to the existing agreement includes the supply of facilities to produce a bespoke Ascot world feed which is distributed to various international broadcast companies most notably the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
The world feed production will cover seven premier racedays each year – all five days of Royal Ascot, King George Diamond Day and British Champions Day.
Alastair Warwick, managing director at Ascot Racecourse, said: “We are pleased to have signed a contract extension with RaceTech to secure a wide-range of technical and broadcast services for all of our racedays.
“The service that RaceTech provides is crucial not just for integrity functions that are essential for the sport to operate but also to enhance the on-course experience for our customers and help us broadcast the world-class action on the track around the world.”
John Bozza, RaceTech CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured this new longer-term agreement with Ascot and honoured to be utilising our state-of-the-art technical and broadcast facilities to service Ascot’s vast array of media partners across the globe.”