The Racing Partnership (“TRP”) and Turf TV have agreed to share satellite infrastructure in UK and Irish Licensed Betting Offices (“LBOs”). This agreement will see Turf TV and TRP sharing satellite infrastructure across the existing estate of Turf TV independent bookmaker customers in the UK and Ireland.
The joint approach will mean that there is no requirement for most independent LBOs to install any additional satellite dishes, should they subscribe to TRP once it launches on September 1. Most LBOs will be able to continue to use the existing satellite dishes at their premises ensuring a smooth transition to receiving the new TRP TV channel.
Furthermore, the parties will share ongoing support and maintenance services meaning a single point of contact for the customers of both services in relation to any technical issues.
ARC’s Director of Media Technology and Production and Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: ”We are delighted that we have reached an agreement with Turf TV to share their satellite delivery infrastructure. It is a deal which not only benefits both TRP and Turf TV, but more importantly puts the wishes of independent bookmakers first.”
Alan Flitcroft, Chairman of AMRAC (Turf TV), added: ”We are glad to facilitate The Racing Partnership service for any of our Turf TV customers who choose to take the new channel. It’s a logical step and a decision made in the best interests of our valued customers and the sport itself.”