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HRTV, Comcast Reach Carriage Agreement

HRTV has reached an agreement with Comcast-Chicago for carriage beginning April 30.


HorseRacing TV has reached an agreement with Comcast Cable in the greater Chicago region for carriage of the 24-hour horseracing network beginning April 30, just in time for the Arlington Park meet.

The agreement will allow for racing fans in the Chicago area to get all the action of the upcoming Arlington racing season, which commences May 2. The Arlington meet continues through Sept. 21. The Aug. 9 Arlington Million (gr. IT) is the signature race of the 96-day session.

HRTV will be available on Comcast's Digital Sports Tier on Channel 407, joining other prominent sports networks including the NFL Network, NHL Network, Tennis Channel, CSTV, and various Fox Sports Regional Networks.

"We're delighted to be joining the line-up of high-profile sports networks on Comcast," said Jim Bates, executive vice president and general manager of HRTV. "HRTV has become a prime destination for horseracing fans, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of world-class racing from one of racing's outstanding facilities with viewers in the greater Chicago area."

"HRTV brings Comcast customers and horseracing fans unprecedented coverage from more than 70 tracks in the U.S. and around the world," said Rich Ruggiero, Comcast regional vice president of communications.  "We're proud to offer HRTV to millions of homes across Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southwest Michigan."