(53) Other less apparent support may include making efforts to mask the actual capabilities of some space forces, designating targets for munitions delivered from space, transporting space forces to forward locations, and providing security for terrestrially
based space forces--to name just a few.
Highlighting another stumbling block, a senior bookmaking source said: "We take double the money on terrestrially
televised races, but these are often the big Saturday races, and punters may still bet on them to the same amount even if they weren't on Channel 4.
Another Brit TV exec maintains that unbundling may actually "save Universal from itself," in that British TV could already be saturated with as many niche channels as it can absorb and Universal is not bringing enough that is new to the table given that its best programming is already available terrestrially
or on BSkyB.
Hungary's influential public TV channel MTV1 will continue to broadcast terrestrially
and is likely to hang on to a large chunk of audience share with popular programs like "ER."
Betting shops would still be able to pick up terrestrially
covered races from BBC and Channel 4.
"Channel 4 has committed to covering racing terrestrially
and it is not in our thinking to shift racing from Channel 4 to another service.
While confident the race can be incorporated within its two-hour programme, Channel 4 Racing supremo Andrew Franklin yesterday confirmed that a delay to the off time of the 36-runner contest could result in it not being broadcast terrestrially
The bookmakers like Channel 4 because the comparatively huge audiences it attracts bet far more on terrestrially
broadcast races than on satellite ones.
Expressing his confidence that some form of terrestrial coverage will be secured, Gillespie also disclosed that potential replacement sponsors for Grunwick at Cheltenham's December fixture will be guaranteed mainstream television exposure, adding: ``We have made assumptions that Cheltenham's major fixtures will be covered terrestrially
The money would come from a variety of sources, including the Levy Board, BHB and racecourses, but the bulk was due to be contributed by bookmakers, who take the view that a terrestrially
televised race can produce around three times the betting turnover on an average race.
televised races give a huge amount more than non-terrestrial races to the Levy, which in turn has a beneficial effect on prize-money, veterinary research and other areas of the industry.