After more than a decade with ATV, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has shifted live TV broadcasts of horse racing and Mark Six to TVB.
Following the government’s non-renewal of ATV’s domestic TV license, HKJC said the new head ensured the public can continue to enjoy its live broadcasts of horse racing meets and Mark Six draws.
“The HKJC’s main objective is to ensure that the relevant TV broadcasting services for the public will not be disrupted,” it said in a statement.
The new deal with TVB kicks in from 1 August. TVB will be granted the same full free-to-air exclusive rights to broadcast racing and Mark Six draws.
TVB will air these programmes on J2, a digital high definition channel with Cantonese and English.
According to TVB’s official information, 85% of J2 viewers are aged 25 or above.
“We believe this new arrangement with TVB is in the best interest of the public,” the HKJC added.