Channel 78 is a free-to-air digital channel offered by Seven West Media showing Victorian thoroughbred racing 363 days-a-year integrated with digital streaming and other services.
Channel 78 is currently simulcasting Racing.com's Racing Live feed. This is an interim measure until the official launch of the channel's premium racing coverage on Memsie Stakes Day, 29 August 2015.
As well as being available on free-to-air television via Channel 78 (or Channel 68 for regional viewers in certain states), or streamed live online via Racing.com, Victorian Racing has (as of 8 August, 2015) returned to Sky Racing's national racing coverage.
Channel 78 screens horse racing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Who can watch it?
Channel 78 is transmitted across Seven West Media's national metropolitan network, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Unfortunately this means those living in regional areas will be forced to stream the Racing Live feed directly from Racing.com.
Regional TV viewers in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, along with the ACT and much of Queensland, are also able to watch Victorian racing through the PRIME7 and GWN7 regional networks on Channel 68.
Which TV's are compatible?
To view Channel 78 you will need a TV that supports the MPEG-4 broadcast standard - a more bandwidth-efficient video format.
MPEG-4 will generally be available on all televisions, set-top boxes and personal video recorders purchased since 2009.
Is there a delay?
Channel 78 viewers may experience a slight delay of around 10 seconds. Streaming the Racing Live feed online may result in a slightly longer delay, possibly up to 30 seconds.
Having difficulties viewing it?
Here's a few steps you can take to give yourself every chance of accessing Channel 78:
Confirm that your TV supports the MPEG-4 format - this can be done through your TV manual or via contacting the manufacturer
Scan for new channels in an attempt to locate Channel 78
If you find the channel but it isn't displaying the racing then your TV probably doesn't support MPEG-4
Some people may get the picture but no audio - in this instance, check if there's a firmware upgrade available through the manufacturer
If none of the above options help, you can always stream horse racing radio live online. Check out our horse racing radio page to listen live links for racing Australia-wide.
Link to the Racing Live feed
Watch Racing Live at Racing.com.
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Channel 78
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Channel 7 | SEVEN
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