HRTV

Opinion: TV Coverage Of Racing In U.S. Changing ‘For The Bettor’

For over 15 years, the Television Games Network (TVG) has been the premier network for horse racing coverage for both racing fans and the serious horseplayer. The network launched in 1999 and was the first widely available racing channel available in the United States. The network has continued to evolve over the years, as Stu […]

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TVG Rebranding HRTV As TVG2

TVG, America’s horseracing television network, today announced that HRTV, which it acquired in February 2015, is being rebranded as TVG2 effective Oct. 28.  Correspondingly, HRTV.com will be renamed TVG2.com.  The move allows TVG to better leverage its television production infrastructure to provide improved horseracing television products to consumers and television distributors alike. Already since the […]

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‘The Works’ Returns: HRTV/TVG Unveil Comprehensive Derby Week Programming Line Up

HRTV will provide racing fans with comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the $2 million Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2, beginning with live on-site coverage from beneath the Twin Spires on Tuesday, April 28. HRTV’s talented stable of announcers — including: Todd Schrupp, Simon Bray, former Major League Baseball All-Star Paul LoDuca, Scott […]

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The Friday Show: Mergers, Acquisitions, And Rail Positions

It was an eventful week in the horse racing industry, specifically with respect to how it is covered on television. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick delve into the Betfair-Stronach deal merging the two major racing networks, TVG and HRTV. They also take an email question on run-ups and […]

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TVG And HRTV Merger: What Does It Mean?

The operational merger announced Wednesday between Betfair subsidiary TVG and The Stronach Group’s HRTV left many questions unanswered about the future direction of the two North American horse racing networks. The deal has Betfair paying $25 million for HRTV initially and additional payments are estimated at $47.8 million (depending on TVG handle) for a seven-year content agreement. […]

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TVG, HRTV To Merge Operations Under Betfair-Stronach Deal

Betfair’s TVG subsidiary and The Stronach Group today announced a landmark transaction to improve the quality and quantity of televised horse racing in the United States, capitalizing on The Stronach Group’s investment in an enhanced racing experience and TVG’s investment in state-of-the-art high definition television capabilities.  Under the deal, TVG will assume the operations of […]

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HRTV On-Site For Weekend Stakes At Laurel

HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will offer on-site coverage for the big weekend of holiday stakes racing from Laurel Park, beginning on Saturday, Feb. 14, and continuing on Monday, Feb. 16, President’s Day. The action will also be available via HRTV.com. The network’s Caton Bredar will take a brief hiatus from her winter outpost […]

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HRTV To Present Live Coverage of Eclipse Awards

The Network for Horse Sports, will again provide live coverage of the 44th annual Eclipse Awards on Saturday, Jan. 17, it was announced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. The event-day television coverage of the Eclipse Awards, to be held at Gulfstream Park Racing and […]

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Chenery: ‘Wonderful’ to See California Chrome Return at Four

Penny Chenery, owner of champion Secretariat and one of the sport’s most well-known figures, had a few thoughts for HRTV on dual classic winner California Chrome, who is gearing up for a 4-year-old campaign. “I think it’ll be wonderful,” Chenery said. “The racing world is going to love seeing Chrome develop as a more mature […]

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Eclipse Award Finalists Unveiled Jan. 7 on HRTV

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Awards will be revealed live on HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Finalists in 17 Equine and Human categories will be revealed during a 30-minute […]

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