Trackside to join Sky as pay TV channel


New Zealand’s racing channel Trackside is moving off Freeview and on to Sky from April 14.

The move is part of planned improvements to the content of the two TAB racing channels – Trackside and TAB TV.

Trackside said: “This will allow us to broadcast new and improved racing content for your viewing pleasure – including magazine-style features, extended pre and post-race coverage for feature events, and additional races which are not currently shown on television.”

Trackside joined the Freeview service on December 1, 2010.

The New Zealand Racing Board announced late last year that it was preparing to consolidate its broadcasting operations, Trackside and TAB TV, from Petone, Avalon and Ellerslie to a purpose built facility in Auckland later this year.


3 thoughts on “Trackside to join Sky as pay TV channel

  • January 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I have heard that after a period, trackside will not be free as part of sky packages, rather you will have to subscribe for it like people can do for rugby channel or Soho. Cost of $18 month
    Is that true?

    • January 18, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      This from the TAB:
      “For TAB customers who do not have SKY, we are offering a special deal – free installation of a satellite dish and SKY digital decoder and a free SKY package valued at $18.70 per month. This SKY package gives you access to the free-to-air channels and the two racing channels. The package is free until 31 December 2014 to TAB customers who watch Trackside via Freeview and who do not presently subscribe to SKY.”

      • January 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm

        Please tell me how to get the SKY TAB. Not a SKY subscriber. thanks.


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