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Queensland Racing with Sky Racing for a Decade
Fans of Queensland's three codes of racing will continue to watch their favourite racing on Sky Racing's platforms for the next ten years following a deal reached by Racing Queensland and Sky, which is owned and operated by Tabcorp. The deal provides Sky with exclusive rights to broadcast Queensland metropolitan and country racing across hotels, clubs, TAB agencies, paid streaming channels and digital platforms such as Sky Racing Active – Sky's digital live and on-demand racing content platform. Live Queensland racing and replays will also continue to be shown via TAB's digital channels. Sky has seen significant digital growth and innovation over the past 12 months with more than 115,000 TAB customer downloads of the Sky Racing Active app since its launch last August and a 50 per cent increase in customers accessing Sky Racing in the TAB app. And with Sky Racing 2 moving to Foxtel's base tier from August 1, Sky can broadcast feature race meetings from all three codes to an even broader audience. The new media arrangement is on the back of Queensland TAB account customers now having access to new products, live US sport and exclusive promotions as TAB turns into their new home ground. TAB has also rolled out its Venue Mode function for punters betting digitally in TAB venues. Venue Mode is a recent innovation that gives punters betting in agencies, pub and club TABs and racecourses exclusive offers and promotions.