RACING: Grand National 2013 – Live on Channel 4

March 28, 2013

The biggest test for racehorse and jockey awaits the runners of the world’s most famous horse race – the John Smith’s Grand National – live for the first time ever on Channel 4.

Known as the ‘People’s Race’, it captures the hearts and the imagination of inveterate racing fans and once-a-year viewers alike.

At four-and-a-half miles it is a marathon horse race in the extreme, severely testing the partnership between jockey and horse as they strive to clear 30 fences and negotiate two circuits of the famous Aintree course on their way to sporting immortality.

Channel 4 will broadcast the 2013 edition of the nation’s favourite horse race live on Saturday, April 6, as well as extensive coverage of all three days of the Aintree meeting (April 4-6), plus a range of support programming building up to the world’s most iconic horse race.

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RACING: Cheltenham Festival 2013 – Live on Channel 4

February 27, 2013

Twenty thrilling races and over 20 hours of live action featuring the world’s best jump jockeys and horses will be televised live on Channel 4 from the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

Jump racing’s greatest festival to provide four days of magic, madness and magnificence, played out on a stage framed by the breathtaking vista of the Cotswold Hills.

The 2013 edition runs from March 12-15 and Channel 4 will have extensive coverage of the first major meeting on the British racing calendar, led for the first time by Clare Balding and the new on-air team.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Closing Ceremony – Exclusively live on Channel 4

September 8, 2012

London’s unforgettable summer of sporting drama, excitement and achievement draws to a spectacular conclusion with the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The closing festival, called ‘Festival of Flame’ will feature best-selling British band Coldplay performing live on stage with an estimated worldwide audience of 750 million people.

Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy present Channel 4’s coverage of the ceremony from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, which formally draws the curtain on 11 days of sporting competition that have arguably contributed to producing the greatest Paralympics in the movement’s history.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony – Exclusively live on Channel 4

August 28, 2012

Barely three weeks on from the conclusion of a spectacular Olympic Games, London is ready to welcome the world once again for what promises to be another electrifying sporting celebration as the 2012 Paralympic Games begin.

Stratford’s Olympic Stadium will be the focus of the sporting world as the 14th Paralympic Games is officially opened during a powerful and thought-provoking Opening Ceremony, marking the start of 11 days of elite sporting competition in what is being billed as the biggest and best Paralympic Games ever.

Channel 4 will have exclusive coverage of this historic occasion, presented by veteran news anchor Jon Snow and commentary on the evening’s events provided by Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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