02/27/2017 4:10PM

Woodbine's HPItv to remain on air


A television network operated by Woodbine showing live feeds of races will remain on the air, the company announced Monday, reversing an earlier decision.

HPItv will relaunch Wednesday with the live feed of up to four tracks displayed simultaneously. The network, which operates as a television adjunct to Woodbine’s account-wagering service, will offer live feeds throughout the day and evening, Woodbine said.

Earlier this year, Woodbine announced that it was shutting down the network due to a declining subscriber base and a desire to push more resources to its Internet-based account-wagering operation, which also offers live feeds. However, the company changed its mind after receiving “feedback from horseplayers and racing fans,” according to Sean Pinsonneault, Woodbine’s executive vice president of strategy and wagering.

“We believe we have come up with a practical solution that will work,” Pinsonneault said.

HPItv is available on a pay-per-view basis or as a subscription service. An accompanying channel displaying live odds from racetracks will be discontinued as planned, Woodbine said.