Saturday's Randox Health Grand National from Aintree Racecourse in the UK, the most famous Jumps race in the world, will be available to watch live for the first time on airlines and cruise liners.
Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the UK-based media rights organisation which produces and distributes top-class horseracing, will deliver full global coverage of this amazing spectacle, which will see 40 runners take on 30 unique fences in the four-and-a-quarter mile marathon.
In a first for the Randox Health Grand National, the spectacle will be shown live on selected aircraft and ships on 11 airlines and nine cruise lines via the Sport 24 channel.
Other broadcasters taking live coverage include ITV (UK), TV3 (Ireland), Dsport (India), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), Tellytrack (South Africa), Sky Racing Thoroughbred Channel (Australia), NZ Trackside (New Zealand), TVG and HPI TV (North America) SportsMax (Caribbean), National Sports Channel (Russia), TV Maritim Norge AS (Scandinavia), Equidia Racing (France), Unire (Italy), and Arena (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia).
The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region will be served by live coverage from Dubai Racing Channel.
More than 20,000 British troops and personnel serving overseas will be able to enjoy ITV’s coverage of the Randox Health Grand National via British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), which means the race will be broadcast over 16 time zones including Afghanistan, Brunei, Germany, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Iraq, Falklands and Canada as well as on Royal Navy ships at sea.
Coverage of the race will be widely available to news outlets across the world via SNTV, the leading sports news video agency, while Trans World Sport will feature the race in its global magazine programme. The race will also form part of the Green Channel’s international horseracing programme, seen in Japan.
RMG will also make the fixture available in 30,000 betting shops across more than 40 countries and via 40 online bookmakers, which will be streaming the race. RMG’s TV channel, Racing UK, will also show the race to 50,000 subscribers and in 6,000 pubs and clubs in the UK and Ireland.
Radio listeners will enjoy live coverage in the UK courtesy of BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT, while Racing UK Radio, which syndicates audio on behalf of Aintree Racecourse, will distribute to regional, national and international news stations.