For the second consecutive year, the Eclipse Awards will be telecast live on TVG and hosted by actor Jerry O'Connell.
The ceremony, at which racing's 2005 honors will be announced, will be held Jan. 23 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The show will begin at 8 p.m. (ET) and include interviews before the awards are presented, the announcements of the award winners, and interviews with some of the winners after the presentations are completed.
"TVG's comprehensive coverage of last year's Awards program was extremely well received by viewers across the country," said NTRA commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr.
"The addition of TVG's live television coverage has added a whole new dimension to the Eclipse Awards," said David Nathanson, senior vice president and general manager of TVG. "We look forward to providing top quality coverage of the event for racing fans across the country."
"I am very excited about hosting the Eclipse Awards," said O'Connell. "It ranks right up there with the Super Bowl as far as I'm concerned."