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HRTV REACHES AGREEMENT WITH KVMD FOR CARRIAGE OF UPCOMING SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET Pact will Bring Network's Coverage to Every TV in Southern California Area on Friday-Sunday Basis
Arcadia, CA, Dec. 14 -- HRTV (R) has reached an agreement with independent broadcaster KVMD (Los Angeles), which will give Southern California racing fans television access to the upcoming Santa Anita winter/spring race meeting. The 75th anniversary of Santa Anita’s winter/spring meeting, one of Thoroughbred racing's most anticipated meetings annually, opens the day after Christmas, and will continue through Sunday, April 22.
HRTV’s arrangement with KVMD will ensure that all racing fans in the Los Angeles area have the ability to view HRTV's live programming, including live racing action from Santa Anita, during a 2:30-5:00 p.m. Pacific time slot every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the meet. Bonus coverage will be provided of Santa Anita’s traditional day-after-Christmas opening on Monday, December 26.
“HRTV is delighted to serve racing fans in southern California with their 'hometown' races. We are confident viewers will also enjoy the other fine racing action from across the country that HRTV regularly covers, as well as the opinions and insight of our on-air racing experts,” said Scott Daruty, HRTV’s President.
HRTV provides complete, unparalleled on-site coverage of the Santa Anita meet, featuring commentary and analysis from its outstanding stable of announcers, as well as in-depth paddock coverage, post parades, interviews, and race replays.
George Haines, Santa Anita’s President noted, “This additional reach for Santa Anita’s finest races during the Winter Meet is an exciting initiative that serves our entire racing fan base throughout the area. We appreciate HRTV’s investment.”
KVMD is available over-the-air throughout the Los Angeles market on channel 31, and is also available on DirecTV, DISH Network and on all cable and telco systems in Los Angeles, Ventura, the Inland Empire and Orange Country. Viewers should check the KVMD page at www.hrtv.com for local channel listings.
HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horseracing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtvlive.com. In the US, the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.
About Santa Anita
Santa Anita Park, which opened on Dec. 25, 1934, is located at the foot of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, in Arcadia, California, which is just east of Pasadena. Considered one of the most beautiful sports venues in the world, Santa Anita will host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the sixth time on November 2 & 3, 2012. Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring meeting begins on Dec. 26 and will run through April 22. Spectacular Santa Anita has been the sight of some of the greatest moments in Thoroughbred history, including Noor’s defeat of the mighty Citation in the 1950 Santa Anita Handicap, John Henry’s then-record second consecutive Big ’Cap win in 1982, the brilliant filly Winning Colors’ unforgettable win in the 1988 Santa Anita Derby and the legendary Zenyatta’s last-to-first epic in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic. First post time on Monday, Dec. 26 is 12 noon.
Contact: Scott Cooper, HRTV, 609-391-8166