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New racing channel to show simulcast feeds

May 14, 2009
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DISH Network Corporation has announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Racetrack Television Network (RTN) and HorseRacing TV (HRTV) for the creation of a subscription racing package. The subscription package will be offered to DISH Network subscribers under the brand name \"Racetrack Television Network,\" and will consist of up to 80 channels of live harness, Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and Greyhound racing.

Each racetrack in the package will have its own dedicated channel, allowing viewers to watch the same live, uninterrupted simulcast feed as is shown in commercial wagering establishments. The simulcast feed will include full wagering information, paddock shots, and post parades. Depending upon the time of year and the number of racetracks operating the package will include as many as 700 live races daily. DISH Network subscribers will be able to watch all of the exciting racing action for the everyday low price of $49.99 per month.

In addition to the 80 channel package, DISH Network viewers will have the opportunity to subscribe to a \"Best of RTN\" package. The \"Best of RTN\" package will consist of the live simulcast feeds of 12 of the top RTN racetracks running at any given time. The \"Best of RTN\" package will cost $29.99 per month.

Both the 80 channel and \"Best Of RTN\" packages are expected to launch in September, 2009. (DISH Network) 

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