The global attraction that is Royal Ascot demands TV coverage across many nations and RaceTech is proud to play a major part in facilitating the live broadcast.
This year, under the Government’s second phase for Events Research, the Royal five-day meeting is allowed a limited introduction of up to 12,000 participants daily. On-course hospitality, fashion and lifestyle attractions have returned under regulations and RaceTech is delighted to be covering a full programme of daily events around the main racing attraction for broadcast customers.
Utilizing its flagship outside broadcast unit OB10 supported by a second OB unit to service the Hong Kong Jockey Club, RaceTech’s teams will be well equipped to provide enhanced footage.
John Bozza CEO at RaceTech commented, “It will be great to see crowds back for the Royal meeting. It’s a very busy week for us with lots of additional requirements and a large team on site. As well as providing full broadcast coverage for Sky Sports Racing we are providing all the footage for Ascot TV and the Ascot World Feed. We also facilitate coverage for the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Betfred TV. Additionally, this year we have a dedicated edit suite providing a constant flow of clips for the International News Agencies”.
Sky Sports Racing’s daily coverage includes enhanced production with both studio and on-course live coverage. Ascot TV is a bespoke and enhanced RaceTech production with many exciting extras using fixed and RF mobile cameras. A new fashion and lifestyle set has been created and will be hosted by two presenters welcoming guests both on-course and via Zoom.
RaceTech is also providing integrity services for the BHA which includes the highly acclaimed reverse angle Photo Finish camera.
RaceTech’s remote press conferencing facility will be in use, as it has been at other festivals throughout the pandemic. The facility enables Ascot to deliver live daily conferences for the global media on and off course.
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RaceTech is the leading technical facilities company providing innovative solutions to the UK horse racing industry since 1946.
RaceTech first developed photofinish technology in the 1940s and is still dedicated to providing leading edge technology for raceday solutions including the operation and maintenance of audio visual systems, closed circuit television, public address and radio communications. Its Outside Broadcast Units supply HD pictures for terrestrial and satellite broadcast, and provide coverage for every horse race run in Britain for the sport’s integrity service, it is scheduled to cover over 1500 race fixtures this year. In addition, the company pioneered the introduction of starting stalls to Flat racing in the UK which it continues to manage and operate. Recent innovations include multimillion-pound investment into HD Technology. RaceTech is proud to support Pony Racing encouraging the jockeys of the future. The company is an official corporate partner with Racing Welfare. For more information: www.racetech.co.uk