Ireland’s Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium will host their first ever global webcast transmission of an Irish Greyhound race when the Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Laurels is broadcast around the world on this Saturday 16th October.
The race will be broadcast live from the Cork stadium by RTE and will be carried live via the http://www.rte.ie/sport/livestreaming/greyhound.html around the world from 9.00pm – 10.00pm.
www.rte.ie is Ireland’s leading website and attracts a large global audience from expatriate communities as far afield as the United States, Australia and beyond. The global audience is particularly driven by the broadcasters live sports content.
“This is a great opportunity for Irish greyhound racing to broadcast to the world,” said Irish Greyhound Board Head of Marketing, Orla Strumble. “The one hour webcast will include features on the sport, interviews with connections of the greyhounds and with the sponsor of the event, Pat Hennerty.”
“We already have a strong online community through facebook and the IGB website and this exposure will raise the profile of the sport again.”
Liz Igoe the Sales, Operations & Commerical Manaer said “The webcast on www.rte.ie/sport is a progressive method of broadcasting The Pat Hennerty Sales Irish Greyhound Laurels to the world, and provides a great opportunity for everyone involved to sit back and watch the event after it has unfolded, listening to the interviews of the winning connections, and watching the race again and again!.”
RTE will also make the programme available worldwide on the RTE Player – www.rte.ie/player, for 21 days after it is broadcast. It will also be available on the Sport website.
RTÉ.ie is the website of Radio Telefìs Éireann, Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster.