Commenting on the appointment of IMG Sports Media as Channel 4’s racing production company from 2013, Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, said:
“These are exciting times for British racing and we’re looking forward to working with the IMG Sports Media and wider Channel 4 team in the coming months and years ahead.
"When choosing Channel 4 as our terrestrial broadcast partner from 2013, they promised to generate new creative ideas and approaches to help increase and broaden the number of regular viewers of our sport of all ages and backgrounds.
“While we have not been involved in the production tender process, their announcement today is a clear message they intend to deliver on this promise.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Highflyer for the great job they have done for British racing to date.”