ITV is to launch a new programme app to complement its racing coverage, which will include the iconic ITV7 predictor competition where viewers can win up to £100,000. The free-to-download app, which launches to coincide with ITV Racing’s live coverage from Ascot this Saturday, will also feature video clips of all of ITV’s races and features, the latest news, plus up-to-date racecards and results.
If a viewer correctly selects the winning horses in each of a day’s seven races, they will win the day’s jackpot. The competition is free to enter to all UK residents aged 18 or over and can be entered via the app or ITV.com/racing.The ITV Racing app and the ITV7 competition are both sponsored by William Hill, which also sponsors ITV’s on-air racing coverage and was produced for ITV by Monterosa, who recently produced the I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here! app. The app will also include exclusive insight and picks from the ITV Racing team, including selections from Ed Chamberlin, Matt Chapman, Oli Bell and Richard Hoiles.
Ed Chamberlain , ITV Racing Presenter
TV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin said: “I'm absolutely thrilled to be announcing the return of the iconic ITV7.
“It was actually the ITV7 that got me into racing from a young age. I've got so many fond memories of my grandfather making his picks on a Saturday morning and I'm delighted that people will have the chance to do that again with ITV Racing."
William Hill Chief Customer Officer Cem Miralay said: “We’re delighted to be the new sponsors of ITV7 and the new racing app.''
“The new deal is a great addition to our sponsorship of ITV’s on-air racing coverage and further demonstrates William Hill’s commitment to the growth of horse racing.”
ITV’s new four-year deal to show UK horse racing on terrestrial television encompasses live broadcasts of almost 100 days of racing each year. Coverage on ITV’s main channel during 2017 will include the Grand National, the Epsom Derby, all the major festivals including Cheltenham and Royal Ascot, the Five Classics, plus other highlights of the racing calendar such as Future Champions Day at Newmarket and Champions Day at Ascot.
The ITV Racing app is now live in the iTunes store, and you can download it here.
The Android App is being finalised so will be available in the Google store soon.
Fear not Android users, you can view the competition on the ITV Racing website (itv.com/itv7)
''The new deal is a great addition to our sponsorship of ITV’s on-air racing coverage and further demonstrates William Hill’s commitment to the growth of horse racing.”