What Channel is Cheltenham on? TV and the Internet

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What Channel is Cheltenham on? The Cheltenham Festival is available to watch on Racing TV, ITV and via BBC Radio 5. Read on to find out more.

Are you looking for ways to watch the 2024 Cheltenham Festival on TV? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about what channels the Cheltenham Festival is on. We’ll discuss the different types of channels that will be broadcasting the event, how to get access to them, and the features they offer. With this information, you can enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your own home if you don’t plan on buying tickets.

When is the 2024 Cheltenham Festival?

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival will take place from Tuesday, March 12th, to Friday, March 15th. This highly anticipated event brings together some of the best horse racing talent in the world with a full four days of action-packed racing.

Every day of the festival is dedicated to a particular type of race, so you can plan your viewing experience accordingly. There are seven races each day to feast your eyes on, that 28 races across four days!. Here’s a selection of the highlights for each day.

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Tuesday, March 12th – Champion Day

On the first day, Tuesday, March 12th, the festivities will begin at 13:30 with the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The feature race of the day is the Unibet Champion Hurdle, which will take place a 15:30.

Style Wednesday, March 13th

The second day is devoted to the Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, taking place at 15:30. The day opens at 13:30 with The Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle Race.

St Patrick’s Thursday, March 14th

Thursday, March 14th boasts two feature races, taking place one after the other. Starting at 14:50 is The Ryanair Steeple Chase, followed by The Paddy Power Stayer’ Hurdle at 15:30.

Final Day, Gold Cup Friday, March 15th

Friday will be the finale which boasts The Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, which again starts at 15:30. The event concludes with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockety’s Handicap Hurdle at 17:30.

Make sure to mark these important dates and times on your calendar so you won’t miss out on any of the thrilling action of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.

How to watch Cheltenham Festival on TV

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival is one of the most anticipated events in the UK sporting calendar, and with that comes the anticipation of being able to watch it on TV. Every year, the four-day event is broadcast live on both Racing TV as well as the first 5 races of each day on ITV. BBC will feature Radio 5 broadcast only.

Racing TV

Racing TV is the official broadcast partner of the Cheltenham Festival, and they will be bringing all four days of coverage, live on their channel each day.

The action starts on Tuesday 12th at 13:00pm, with Racing Replay at 18:15. The remainder of the week either starts at the same time, or 15 minutes before at 12:45

Subscribers can look forward to exclusive analysis, pre-race build-up, and the chance to watch the very best of jump racing live from the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.

You can watch Racing TV on your television via Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat, or via the racingtv.com website (casting or computer) and on mobile devices via their dedicated app.

With Racing TV, you will have access to all the action from the Cheltenham Festival 2024 and full coverage of other major race meetings throughout the year.

Cheltenham on the BBC

BBC’s coverage will include BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra each day between 13:00 – 17:45 (Tuesday 12th March – Thursday 14th March), with the Friday broadcast to include BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra (13:00 – 17.45) and BBC Radio 5 Live (13:00-16:00).

Cheltenham on ITV

ITV will offer substantial coverage of the Cheltenham Festival in 2024 with the first five races of every day available to watch, live on ITV1. You can also stream the same content via ITVX.

You can also keep up to date with news by visiting Everything Horse Magazine’s dedicated horse racing news category.

For more casual fans, it may be worth following the 2024 Cheltenham Festival via social media sites like Twitter or Facebook. Here, you can find previews and reviews of each race, as well as updates on all the latest news from the event. You can also watch short clips of some of the biggest races of the day on platforms like YouTube.

No matter how you choose to watch, the 2024 Cheltenham Festival promises to be an exciting event. So make sure you don’t miss out – follow your favourite races and get ready for a thrilling week of racing!


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