October 25, 2005 Contact: Eric Wing (212) 230-9511
BREEDERS’ CUP SIMULCAST SHOW AVAILABLE VIA PAY-PER-VIEW ON INTERNET TO NON-U.S. RESIDENTS
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that, for the first time, the official Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Show—the video sent to racetracks and other wagering facilities from the Breeders’ Cup site—will be available on the Internet live via streaming video on Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day, Saturday, October 29. Due to existing domestic television agreements, the Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Show Pay-Per-View will be available to non-U.S. residents only.
The Pay-Per-View streaming video will be offered in conjunction with Post Time Technologies, Inc., and RaceReplays.com and will be available for $8.99. The Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Show, originating this year from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., will air for approximately seven hours from 11:00 a.m. (ET) through the end of the last race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge.
The Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Show includes a live feed of all Breeders’ Cup and undercard races from Belmont Park, constantly updated odds information, interviews and wagering analysis. Hosts of the show include Todd Schrupp, Frank Lyons and Simon Bray, with reporting from Jeannine Edwards, Kurt Hoover and Jan Rushton.
“We are pleased to offer this Pay-Per-View option to Breeders’ Cup enthusiasts around the world who do not have easy access to live television coverage of the event,” said Ken Kirchner, senior vice president of product development for the NTRA. “This offering increases the global stature of the Breeders’ Cup, and is something we hope to build upon in the years to come.”
“We're excited to be partnering with the NTRA and Breeders’ Cup Ltd. to bring this great racing event to audiences around the world, using our global distribution network’s geographic blocking technology”, said Hardave Gill, president of Post Time.
Post Time Technologies, Inc., is the proud developer of the VideoCharts™ touch screen replay system, the TrackVision™ Internet live video and/or audio streaming system, SalesStream™ the interactive live video sales/auction streaming system and www.racereplays.com
subscription based Internet replay site. With a client list that includes the most recognizable, most prestigious racetracks in North America, Post Time Technologies Inc. is considered a leader in the development of information systems both at the track, and on the Internet. Post Time Technologies Inc. is a privately held Nevada corporation.
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Limited also conduct the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $14 million in purses and awards and the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City.