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: Paralympic Games on Channel 4

August 20, 2012

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, and weeks of building excitement, the London 2012 Paralympic Games have finally arrived.

Channel 4 will provide comprehensive coverage across all 12 days of competition, where viewers will witness unfettered sporting brilliance, courage, talent, triumph and tragedy, as dreams are made and broken in the cauldron of top class competitive sport.

The 2012 Paralympics will be the biggest event in Channel 4’s 30-year history, with almost 500 hours of live coverage will be broadcast during the twelve days of competition, marking the most extensive Paralympic Games coverage ever broadcast in the UK.

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LONDON 2012: Sky and Virgin to carry Channel 4’s extra Paralympics channels

May 28, 2012

Sky and Virgin Media customers will be able to watch uninterrupted coverage of the 2012 London Paralympic Games this summer via three new channels dedicated to screening Channel 4’s exclusive live coverage

Channel 4’s extra channels, which are being created specifically for the Paralympics, will be available in both standard definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) on Sky, meaning that more than five million customers with Sky+HD boxes will be able to enjoy the Paralympics in pinpoint high-definition, creating an even richer and more immersive experience.

The channels are also expected to launch on Virgin Media, and will complement Channel 4’s comprehensive coverage across C4, More4 and channel4.com.

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