We’ve just noticed that a new placeholder channel has been added to the Freeview lineup:
- Racing UK (Channel 116)
At the moment, the channel is just a placeholder, but here’s what we know so far:
The channel appears to be part of the Internet TV services planned by IP Vision. We’re assuming that when this service launches, it will enable Freeview set-top boxes and Freeview TV sets that have an Internet connection, to be able to access the subscription channel Racing UK.
Thanks to one of our forum regulars for spotting the following note on the Racing TV website, under the site’s IPTV section:
“We’re working on a service at the moment to make it even easier for you to subscribe without an additional Sky or Cable subscription and this will be ready before March 2012.”
Joining the dots, we may see the Racing TV service available on the Freeview platform for those with Internet-enabled devices later this month.
Racing TV is currently available on Sky channel 432 and Virgin channel 536. For £20 a month, you can watch live horseracing from 30 racecourses in the UK. The channel shows an estimated 4000 races a year, with most of the races exclusive to Racing UK subscribers.
We’ll add more details when we have them.