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Radio Deal - What's NZTR position?

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Racing and radio have had a long history. When TAB invested in Radio Pacific it turned out racings biggest ever payday i.e. over $20 million profit when the shares were sold. It was racing that enabled the 30 or so frequencies to be obtained to form Trackside Radio. 

With the changing platforms it meant Radio Trackside needed to change but seemed to be stuck without innovation. Bringing in sport and private enterprise could well have been a winning formula. A win situation as with Radio Pacific wouldn't therefore be silly idea.

However we have racing's big asset being sold off to benefit sports betting and not racing. Just what is the deal?  Has it been discussed in relevant racing circles? Should the rugby league members of NZTR board declare their conflict of interest. 

Why at the first excuse i.e. COVID19 was Trackside Radio shut down? There has been far too many decisions made promoting sport ahead of racing e.g. fixed odds $60m betting platform.   Most racing enthusiasts are also sports minded however racing can't have an organisation acting contrary to legal requirements by selling off its assets for the benefit of sports betting.

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Just additional query. This NZ venture by SEN logically should have been an extension of SENtrack.  But oh that sounds too much like racing so what role did TAB play in ensuring it didn't have the racing connotation by stipulating the name SENZ.

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they have brought more stations  question   is how much for and why was  the trackside ones sold  seems pretty  silly or is it just because bmac  is  one of presenters 

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1 hour ago, berzerk said:

Maybe some wires crossed here?

Radio was a TAB asset. And the rumored annual losses were "substantial".

Nothing to do with NZTR

So you are saying TAB should never have consulted with NZTR. If so explains why racing is on a downward spiral.  With better management Trackside radio could have been a standalone profit enterprise.

Check the Racing Act for duty of care by the TAB. Everything to do with NZTR.

 

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12 hours ago, berzerk said:

Maybe some wires crossed here?

Radio was a TAB asset. And the rumored annual losses were "substantial".

Nothing to do with NZTR

It isn't cheap to run a radio station,I guess and radio sport went belly up and trackside closed down when covid  struck,simple fact is our market is pretty small but if one company can run one good set up then so be it,,

An ideal setup is for all the races broadcast as once was but that won't happen on this new setup so compromise will be the way.

Just to add there ain't nothing wrong with a lot of stuff online,that's the way of the world now but you do need some exposure as in free to air,both in radio and tv that's where cricket stuffed up,,basically no domestic cricket on TV at all that's not healthy for that sport,

Sky like them or not do play a goodish amount on prime,what benefits racing with trackside not being free to air is one that I don't understand

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Strange irony is that apart from radio, nothing really is free,online ain't free,consider how much the internet cost to how much your mobile charges are, plus sky and spark,only so much money to go around

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