Punters face a blackout of Victorian racing on Sky Channel from next week.
Racing Victoria has recommended to its stakeholders they sign with Seven West Media in preference to the TAB-owned Sky which operates three Foxtel channels and broadcasts racing in clubs and pubs.
“Tabcorp notes the announcement by Racing Victoria Limited on Saturday, June 6, 2015, that it is recommending to its four member racing clubs that its preferred outcome for the broadcast of Victorian thoroughbred racing is to partner with Seven West Media,” a Tabcorp statement said.
“Tabcorp made a formal offer on June 1, 2015, in accordance with a timetable agreed with RVL.
“At the same time as submitting its formal offer, Tabcorp gave notice that the current interim broadcasting arrangements with Victorian thoroughbred racing will cease on June 15, 2015.”
Tabcorp said it had not received a decision from RV or its member clubs regarding their offer.
Late last year, Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club signed with Sky after the demise of thoroughbred only channel TVN.