The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has appointed RaceTech to provide its outside broadcast facilities, in a move which will see the new service coincide with the launch of Sky Sports Racing.
Appointing the company to provide High Definition (HD) coverage of all horseracing fixtures from 1 January 2019, ARC also details that HD images are to be broadcast to independent bookmakers in UK and Ireland through The Racing Partnership service.
The HD output will also be available to the major bookmakers who broadcast channels to their own betting shops.
Mark Kingston, ARC Director of Media, commented, “RaceTech have a long history of providing first class outside broadcast facilities and integrity services from UK racecourses, and as such we’re delighted to work with them, a racecourse owned company, to do so across the twenty-two ARC aligned racecourses from 2019.
“Providing HD pictures is another step forward in providing our customers, whether they are watching in betting shops, on line or from home, with a high quality product”
New international channels, including those being launched by Vermantia, ARC’s new broadcast facility based in Athens, are to also carry the television coverage of UK horseracing.
With the HD pictures also available for streaming on line through the At The Races (ATR)/Sports MediaStream business.
John Bozza, Chief Executive Officer of RaceTech, said, “We are delighted to be working with ARC to facilitate their HD broadcast coverage. As the industry’s leading OB and integrity service provider, we aim to provide the best in terms of service using the most advanced solutions and technology.
“Our highly experienced crews and technicians work closely with racecourses nationwide, the BHA and broadcasters to ensure the highest standards are maintained”.