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Dish Network Launches TVG Interactive

Dish Network Launches TVG Interactive

After years of promises and disappointments, true two-way interactivity for horse-race wagering will reach 10 million TV sets nationwide this month through the Dish Network's launch March 2 of the TVG Interactive Horseracing channel.

TVG to Remain on DISH Network

TV Games Network will continue to be distributed on the DISH Network after an agreement was reached on a four-year patent dispute between their parent companies.

Patent Protection Concerns Shake Gemstar-TV Guide Stock

Gemstar-TV Guide International's stock is tumbling this week because of doubts that the company can protect its interactive programming guide patents in a key court case, according to analysts. Gemstar is the parent company to the TV Games Network, a horse racing network and interactive wagering service.

TVG's Parent Company Reports Greater Third Quarter Losses

The TV Games Network's parent company reported a 13.5% increase in net loss for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. The increase in losses was attributed to charges related to the merger between Gemstar and TV Guide in July 2000 and to higher operating expenses.

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