TVG will reach out to racing fans with the 2012 debut of Racing Roundtable Jan. 20, an audience participation series airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.
The 30-minute show will explore key horseracing topics like exchange wagering, as well as TVG programming and other network activities. The program’s format will feature TVG executives and on-air personalities responding to questions submitted by racing fans.
“Racing Roundtable will provide a dialogue between TVG and its viewers on a host of topics, including the issue of exchange wagering, which is very much top of mind,” said Don Scott, TVG’s vice president of marketing. “We are keenly aware that maintaining a close relationship with our customers is an important component to our continued success, and Racing Roundtable offers an additional avenue in that regard.”
Racing fans can submit questions to Roundtable@tvg.com either in the form of written e-mails or via video links.
The primary topic for the Jan. 20 show will be TVG programming, including the future of high definition telecasts and how TVG determines which track partners and races to air. Hosting will be Todd Schrupp, who will be joined by TVG CEO Stephen Burn, executive vice president Tony Allevato, vice president of marketing Don Scott, and director of legal affairs/associate general counsel Melanie Frank.
On Jan. 27, Racing Roundtable will explore the subject of exchange wagering, including such topics as how will it work, how it will benefit the racing industry, and how can bettors best make use of it. It is expected that TVG Betfair will launch exchange wagering in California this spring. Discussing the topic will be Burn and director of U.S. exchange Tom Large.
The Feb. 3 edition of Racing Roundtable will deal with horseracing’s hot topics, with several TVG on-air personalities responding to viewer questions. Plans for future shows in the series include involvement from racing personalities and well-known horsemen.