Want to watch the Melbourne Cup live on a Smartphone, tablet or PC? Well now you can via a Telstra Bigpond service.
In the past the service has proved to be extremely popular. BigPond will cover the races from Flemington including the running of the Melbourne Cup. Last year BigPond provided the first-ever live online coverage of the Melbourne Cup as part of its ‘video-on-demand’ trial of metropolitan Sydney and Melbourne racing. The coverage can be accessed via http://www.racingnetwork.com.au/
Last year, Telstra decided to broadcast the action from both Sydney and Victorian race meetings, including live streaming of The Victoria Derby, Melbourne Cup, Crown Oaks and Emirates Stakes to all broadband users. The trial was a big success resulting in a full coverage in 2011.
Last year In addition to the races, Telstra provided viewers with access to BigPond’s exclusive racing content including archives so you can see how your Melbourne Cup pick has run in lead up to the Cup and speciality racing shows such as ‘Early Mail’ and the ‘Black Bookers’.
‘BigPond even offers an “Online Sweep’ which will help make running your office or party sweep easier. It does not provide wagering facilities online though.
To access the service go to http://www.horseracing.bigpond.com/