Arena Racing Company has announced the appointment of RaceTech to provide High Definition (HD) coverage of all horseracing fixtures from 1 January 2019.
HD pictures from ARC’s racecourses will be broadcast to independent bookmakers in UK and Ireland through The Racing Partnership (TRP) service. The HD output will also be available to the major Bookmakers who broadcast channels to their own betting shops.
ARC Director of Media, Mark Kingston commented, “RaceTech have a long history of providing first class outside broadcast facilities and integrity services from UK racecourses and as such we’re delighted to work with them, a racecourse owned company, to do so across the twenty-two ARC aligned racecourses from 2019.”
Kingston said that providing HD pictures is another step forward in providing our customers, whether they are watching in betting shops, online or from home, with a high quality product.
New international channels, including those being launched by Vermantia – ARC’s new broadcast facility based in Athens – will also carry the high quality television coverage of UK horseracing. The HD pictures will also be available for streaming online through the ATR/Sports MediaStream business. The introduction of the new service will coincide with the launch of Sky Sports Racing.
John Bozza, Chief Executive Officer of RaceTech said, “We are delighted to be working with ARC to facilitate their HD broadcast coverage. As the industry’s leading OB and integrity service provider, we aim to provide the best in terms of service using the most advanced solutions and technology. Our highly experienced crews and technicians work closely with racecourses nationwide, the BHA and broadcasters to ensure the highest standards are maintained”.