05/12/2009 11:00PM

Network to offer live race feeds


Dish Network plans to launch a subscription satellite service allowing customers to view the simulcast feeds from parimutuel tracks on up to 80 channels beginning in September, according to a release from the satellite-television company and the race-broadcasting companies HorseRacing TV and Racetrack Television Network.

The service will cost $49.99 a month and consist of the raw simulcast feeds from Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, harness, and greyhound tracks. Racetrack Television Network already provides a similar service, but through a dedicated satellite and receiver. Also in September, RTN plans to launch Internet and mobile subscription packages to its service, according to the release.

Dish Network, the second-largest satellite-television provider in the country, offers both major horseracing networks, HRTV and TVG, in its subscription packages.