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Revamped Trackside now available to more New Zealanders

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Trackside has returned to free-to-air television as part of a refreshed offering for New Zealand racing fans.

Ellerslie Racecourse
Ellerslie Racecourse

Trackside, which has been part of the New Zealand broadcasting landscape since 1992, has been refreshed to give racing lovers a complete new look and feel.

The refresh also signals the return of Trackside to free-to-air-channels. Trackside 1 and Trackside 2 are now available on Freeview 23 and 24 respectively, expanding the reach of the channels alongside offering the service through Sky Channels 62 & 63 and TAB's own streaming services through its betting channels.

Christopher Haigh, Chief Media Officer of Entain Australia and New Zealand – the operators of TAB and Trackside Media – said racing fans can expect enhanced coverage of all three racing codes.

"We've made a complete change to the look and feel for Trackside 1, Trackside 2 and Trackside Premier," Christopher Haigh said.

"These are the first major changes to Trackside's look and feel since 2014, and we're putting the racing animal at the front and centre of these changes.

"Our new look has more space for live racing vision to be displayed, alongside providing viewers with more of the key betting information they need."

The graphic changes also reflect the shift in betting trends in the past decade, with fixed odds products becoming increasingly popular.

More programming will also be seen on Trackside's channels in the coming months, as well as an increased number of presenters at New Zealand's racecourses to help find and pass on information that viewers cannot find elsewhere.

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