The Grand National for 2015 will shown live on Channel 4 for the first time ever with Clare Balding anchoring the coverage. The BBC have done a great job with the race but after they pulled out of the sport, Channel 4 have stepped up to the plate and they will be at Aintree live for each day of the Grand National Meeting.
Quite simply, the Grand National is the biggest single race in the UK and around the world with hundreds of millions of people tuning into the race from around the world. It is a race that captures the imagination of the people with punters in particular from the UK and Ireland getting involved with the race each year. In terms of watching the race there are a number of different ways for punters to catch the live action and follow their bet at Aintree.
In the UK, the Aintree Grand National is such an important race that is is on the protected list of sporting events that must have live terrestrial TV coverage and that is provided by Channel Four as of 2012. It is one of the jewels in the crown for the sport and CH4 will dedicate plenty of coverage to the race with the whole Aintree Festival now available in HD. That makes the race free-to-air but punters can also catch the action on Racing UK which is a dedicated Racing channel and will offer a good service to the more hardcore racing fan and punter.
As well as the TV coverage, there are a number of other ways to watch the Grand National and an excellent one is to do that through one of the online bookmakers listed on this site. Once punters have had a bet on the race on the Internet they will be able to watch the race live as it happens at home on their PC or laptop or on the move on their Ipad or tablet device. Some of the bookmakers to look out for in terms of an excellent streaming service include Ladbrokes who offer a great service.