Television

TVG Plans Coverage of Colonial Downs Meeting

Officials of Colonial Downs Group and Television Games Network (TVG) today announced that TVG, America’s leading Thoroughbred racing network and advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, will televise races for the 2019 Colonial Downs meeting, beginning with opening day this Thursday, Aug. 8. With Peninsula Pacific Entertainment as new ownership, renovated facilities, and an average daily […]

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TVG Will Broadcast Churchill Fall Meet Signal On Primary Network

TVG, America’s national horse racing network and an affiliate of FanDuel Group, will carry the 21-day fall meet from the historic home of the Kentucky Derby on its primary broadcast channel, TVG, which is available in over 40 million homes, with live coverage beginning Sunday, October 28th.   TVG also announced it will carry the […]

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Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby To Be Shown on NBC Sports

The March 29 Florida Derby and the April 5 Santa Anita Derby will both be shown live on NBC Sports, according to a Daily Racing Form report. The push to televise the two races came from Breeders’ Cup officials after broadcast schedules left out many of the Kentucky Derby prep races. As of last month, the […]

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TV Time: Does Racing Make Best Use of It?

In one sense, horse racing’s television presence has never had better continuity. After years of the major events rotating networks, racing’s high-profile properties are finally under one umbrella – the NBC Sports Group. From the Road to the Kentucky Derby through the Triple Crown races to the summer staples at Saratoga and the Breeders’ Cup, […]

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Ratings Winner: Breeders’ Cup Classic outperforms MLB, Miami Heat

The Breeders’ Cup had its highest ratings since it moved to ESPN. What was surprising to find out was the 2.9 cable rating beat out every Major League Baseball game and even the overly-hyped debut of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh as teammates on the Miami Heat. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at […]

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Zenyatta on 60 Minutes: Behind the Scenes

Before they produced the “60 Minutes” feature airing Sunday night, the CBS show’s producers had almost no knowledge of horses, racing or the amazing charisma of Zenyatta. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> One of the show’s younger staffers grew up around horses and proved to be a tremendous asset on the shoot of the Zenyatta story, as you’ll learn […]

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New Book Goes Behind Reality TV Series Undercover Boss

PRESS RELEASE When Undercover Boss premiered in February featuring Bill Carstanjen, Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Downs Incorporated, nearly 40 million people tuned into what is now, the most-watched premiere episode of any reality series in the history of television. How a simple question—whether employees would recognize their bosses if they posed as entry-level employees […]

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Production of HBO Series “Luck” to Resume at Santa Anita

PRESS RELEASE With the pilot for HBO’s highly anticipated “Luck” already complete, production for season-one will resume at Santa Anita this coming Sunday, Oct. 31.  Both the pilot and first season are scheduled to air in the fall of 2011. “Luck” is the creation of world renowned writer/producer David Milch, who also created such […]

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60 Minutes Video Preview: Is Zenyatta the Best Racehorse Ever?

Many in the racing world are anxiously awaiting this Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes.”  The venerable CBS News program will air a feature on Zenyatta and her quest for perfection at the Breeders’ Cup. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The feature will include an interview with jockey Mike Smith.  On its website, “60 Minutes” asks Is Zenyatta […]

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TVG DROPS BELMONT PARK OPENING DAY FROM LINEUP

Apparently without warning to fans or notification to the New York Racing Association, the Television Games Network opted not to televise the early portion of Saturday’s opening-day program from Belmont Park–either live calls, replays or stretch runs. TVG executive producer Tony Allevato told Daily Racing Form the network had a contractual obligatiaon to televise Delaware […]

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