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The total number of broadcasters that will stream the G1 Betfred Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse live will increase to a record 36 on Saturday, June 1, The Jockey Club announced on Wednesday.

Television viewers in more than 160 territories will be able to watch the iconic Flat race after the efforts of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), Jockey Club Racecourses and HBA Media. New broadcasters include Sportsnet (Canada), Transvision (Indonesia), NTV (Mongolia), and Entain (Australia), and Sport 24 and Anuvu (airlines and cruiselines). There will also be a variety of on-site broadcasters among them Fanduel (U.S.), Sky Racing Thoroughbred Central from Australia, and the Dubai Racing Channel, as well as domestic channels ITV and Racing TV, the rest of Europe is well-covered (Virgin Media, Viaplay, Setanta, Equidia, Polsat, SilkNet, Wedo TV), Africa (SuperSport, Racing 240, Gallop TV), Japan (Green Channel), Hong Kong (HKJC, Cable TV, TVB, Now TV), and Latin American and Caribbean (ESPN / Star +, SportsMax). There are also new syndication deals with news sites Reuters and SNTV. Overall, there are 41 broadcasters in total lined up to take coverage, including CNN International, Trans World Sports, and SPN (Sony) (Indian sub-continent) which will show the race in various iterations. Pan-European coverage has been secured through another first-time deal with Eurovision Sport OTT platform, which will show the full World Feed in 20 new European territories.

Tom Sammes, General Manager of Epsom Downs Racecourse, said, “The Betfred Derby is the most famous and iconic Flat race in the world so it’s fantastic that a record number of international broadcasters will be showing this year’s renewal.

“While there is nowhere quite like Epsom Downs to watch the action and enjoy the carnival atmosphere this weekend, we’re delighted that racing fans all over the globe will be able to see a new champion crowned this Saturday.”

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