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  • #1447833
    steveh31
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    Wants the point in subscribing to RTV? Their coverage of The Eclipse was pathetic and would have been worse if sandown hadn’t been running late.
    They should have ditched Chelmsford and Leicester to be shown later.
    Thank goodness for ITV and I never thought I’d say that.

    Ditch two tracks who have only just swapped from their rivals? that make’s a lot of sense.

    #1447837
    runandskip84
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    Makes more sense than swamping one of the highlights of the flat season with betting fodder.

    #1447839
    steveh31
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    If you listened at the very beginning of Rtv racing this afternoon Dave Nevison stated that other channels would be covering Sandown and Haydock better than them today and he was concentrating his bets on the minor tracks, so even Rtv themselves were hinting watch itv if you want more indepth coverage of Sandown.

    #1447840
    GoldenMiller34GoldenMiller34
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    That sums it up really, Steve. It’s pathetic. Here you have a leading pundit on a subscription-based channel encouraging viewers to watch elsewhere. The entire nature of RTV has changed because it has acquired too many tracks to comfortably show on one channel on the big days. Surely it’s business suicide?

    #1447847
    steveh31
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    That sums it up really, Steve. It’s pathetic. Here you have a leading pundit on a subscription-based channel encouraging viewers to watch elsewhere. The entire nature of RTV has changed because it has acquired too many tracks to comfortably show on one channel on the big days. Surely it’s business suicide?

    When ATR lost Ascot Matt Chapman stated that Ascot wasn’t that big a deal for the channel as most people would watch on Channel 4 and it was the unique courses that brought in the viewers, Rtv probably have the same view if they just showed Sandown and Haydock today and ignored the smaller courses why would people bother watching Rtv they would just watch itv, people want to see courses that they can’t elsewhere and people will more likely stay with rtv to see the other courses than switch to itv.

    I was watching on Duabi Racing channel and was so pissed off that they kept switching to itv for no good reason and missed off Leicester a few times as the director forgot to switch back there was no need to change from rtv feed.

    #1448348
    steveh31
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    The addition of Jim McGrath to the SSR team is seemingly popular with racing fans on social media.

    #1448355
    steveh31
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    Not sure I buy this Nick Luck, Lydia Hyslop, Chris Dixon, James Willoughby “we are your friends and joke and laugh” it just seems so false Rtv(Ruk) was always the boring serious channel and ATR the lads channel, Rtv trying to be all we down with the lads down the pub act just doesn’t work.

    #1448437
    CavCav
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    Can anyone confirm what definition the RTV online live stream is shown in please? To my eyes it certainly isn’t 1080, I dont think its even 720, is it in fact SD?

    I downloaded the App for Apple TV, its pretty good, has an eight second delay, but again looks SD to me.

    Virgin Media customers are still stuck with SD pics for both RTV and SSR, and ITV 4 is SD too on Virgin Media.

    So online or through cable its mostly SD horse racing in these parts anyway. :unsure:

    And what about the ATR Player. Is their live streaming sub in SD too?

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    GladiateurGladiateur
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    Not sure I buy this Nick Luck, Lydia Hyslop, Chris Dixon, James Willoughby “we are your friends and joke and laugh”

    Completely agree. I’m not sure I’d want to have a pint with any of that motley crew, either.

    #1448518
    steveh31
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    Virgin Media customers are still stuck with SD pics for both RTV and SSR, and ITV 4 is SD too on Virgin Media.

    itv4 hd is on channel 178

    #1448520
    CavCav
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    On Irish VM there is no channel 178.

    #1450244
    steveh31
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    It attracted media coverage due to one of the riders wearing a hijab, racing made the main news channels to bring an interest to the wider public but Racing tv chose to delay the Goodwood race by 45 secs fearing viewers might be subjected to the possibility some riders might get unshipped and injured.

    WTF Racing TV is run by snowflakes now.

    https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-race-reports/racing-tv-explains-why-khadijah-s-magic-magnolia-cup-moment-was-not-shown-live/393357

    #1450291
    yeatsyeats
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    It’s a pathetic decision steveh31. As though they should play God and we viewers should be eternally grateful to them for preventing us possibly seeing anything unsavoury :scratch: On that reasoning shouldn’t Racing TV similarly be delaying pictures of all jump races?

    Glad I cancelled my subscription several months ago, don’t like how they cover the sport.

    #1450292
    LostSoldier3
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    Pathetic indeed, absolutely useless especially given all the build-up there was on RUK.

    Add Racing UK to the BHA, Racing Post, HRI, TRF and all the other dismally-run organisations in and around this sport.

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    phil walkerphil walker
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    I’m looking to reactivate my subscription to Racing TV; its much against my better judgement but its not long now until the jumps season is back, thank god. Instead of paying the outrageous price of £25 a month, does anyone know of any special offers that will allow me to subscribe to the channel for less than this?

    As I no longer bet on the horses (for the reasons of being too sensible and that I can’t afford it) I have no interest in opening an account with any bookmaking firm, however I’d be grateful if anyone else has any suggestions. Thank you

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