RaceTech gallops back to the start line to support ITV Racing at Royal Ascot 2022
As a partner of Ascot Racecourse, RaceTech is galloping to the start line for the production of this year’s Royal Ascot, which begins on 14 June.
It is providing technical and outside broadcast provision at Royal Ascot 2022. While outside broadcast provider NEP is working on the main feed with ITV Racing, RaceTech is providing support feeds to ITV and other broadcasters.
“ITV Racing will show every single race and we are set for some sizzling action on the track with our own superstars trying to fend off the strong international challenge”
Camera crews and extensive outside broadcast facilities from RaceTech will provide live enhanced coverage each day to a multitude of international and domestic media outlets, including Sky Sports Racing, Ascot Racecourse TV, Ascot social media production, Ascot’s world feed, various individual bookmaker channels with full availability and support to ITV Racing.
RaceTech will have around 70 skilled crew – who will be wearing top hats and tails wherever possible – on the course covering each day’s races. A multitude of cameras will cover all the action and festivities, from the Royal procession to the bandstand sing along.
The RaceTech starting stalls team will be on hand to offer a calm welcome to horses and jockeys at the start of each race. The photo finish technology including the reverse angle system, as is standard at every Ascot meeting, will capture each race finish in close detail, plus the Longines Timing system will be in full operation.
A new addition to this year’s daily output is a fashion and lifestyle show to be created using RaceTech technical and production facilities. The show will feature highlights from each day with celebrities and special events taking place around the course to be broadcast on all Ascot’s social media channels reaching a global audience.
RaceTech is also supporting the HBA Media TV-distributed ‘Golden hour’ show, which is being produced by IMG, as well as fully supporting the ITV sport production by supplying numerous RaceTech cameras and feeds.
Ed Chamberlin, ITV Racing presenter, said: “In the Platinum Jubilee year, Royal Ascot 2022 is going to be something special. ITV Racing will show every single race and we are set for some sizzling action on the track with our own superstars trying to fend off the strong international challenge. With the return of crowds in their thousands, the royal procession, and the daily bandstand singalong, we are in for a week to remember.”
Chamberlin will host the coverage and will be joined daily by former jockey and expert Jason Weaver. Johnny Murtagh will be with the team on Tuesday and Wednesday, Steve Cauthen on Thursday and Sir Anthony McCoy on Friday. Ruby Walsh will also offer his expert analysis across the week.
The action at Royal Ascot begins on ITV Racing from Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June 2022.