TVG Network and the New York Racing Association announced July 15 a multi-year extension of their agreement for TVG to televise, stream, and accept wagers on live horse races from Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
Under the terms of the agreement, TVG will increase the exposure for high definition telecasts of NYRA races on its network.
"Both the New York Racing Association and TVG have made significant investments in high definition television capabilities over the past year and this agreement allows us both to provide the highest quality coverage to the greatest number of people possible on a daily basis," said Kip Levin, CEO of TVG and Betfair US. "We view this as a starting point for the two organizations to innovate in creating new and better ways for customers to enjoy this fantastic racing product."
Programming enhancements will include features on TVG's television network with NYRA's on-track television hosts and increased on-site productions by TVG at Belmont Park and Saratoga. In addition to the TVG Acorn (gr. I), TVG will also sponsor the TVG Diana (gr. IT) July 26 at Saratoga, and will sponsor the "Super Saturday" card from Belmont on Sept. 27.
"The extension of our agreement with TVG will provide featured, long-term placement through the broadest, most technologically advanced distribution network available," said Christopher Kay, NYRA president and CEO. "This is a win for everyone."