HRTV & Equestrian Life to Air Over 100 hours of Original Equestrian Programming
May 12, 2010
Arcadia, CA, May 12, 2010 - HRTV (R) and Equestrian Life have announced an association that will annually provide HRTV over 100 hours of exclusive programming centered on “the horse.” As a true multiplatform network, HRTV will air this original programming on its TV channel, which is simulcast online at its subscription broadband service, HRTVLive.com. HRTV will also package select titles for VOD. Equestrian Life will provide its online membership and visitors access to the programming on EquestrianLife.com
“With the debut of Equestrian Life content in early June, HRTV will add a broader range of equestrian content and a significant number of exclusive programming hours,” said Jim Bates, Executive Vice President and General Manager of HRTV. “The original programming this partnership creates will firmly establish HRTV as the leading ‘horse sports and lifestyle’ platform on TV and online.”
Christopher Swan, SVP Distribution and Business Development added, “This new agreement supports our commitment to provide HRTV distribution partners a unique package of all-equestrian content that will enable them to attract and retain a wide range of passionate equestrian enthusiasts. With over 80 million avid horse fans in the US alone, we are confident this programming will be well received and the demand for HRTV will continue to grow.”
"We are thrilled to be working in association with HRTV to bring top-notch equestrian programming, including television shows about riders, travel, live events, interesting behind the scenes stories, and how to instruction from the leading trainers in the industry. We think horse fans around the world are looking for high quality television shows that speak to their passion for horses and look forward to delivering that to them," said Deana Bergquist, President and Co-Founder of Equestrian Life.
The offerings from Equestrian Life, which are slated to debut on Tuesday, June 1, and continue on successive Tuesdays, will comprise a wide-range of exclusives including "The Mane Event" series, which encompasses competitive action such as the Cactus Reining Classic and the Devon Horse Show.
Select other programming from Equestrian Life includes "A Rider's Story," featuring a number of riding greats such as Steffen Peters, Andrea Fappani, McLain Ward, and Laura Kraut. Other titles include "For the Love of Horses" and "The Masters Series: Versatility Clinic." A complete schedule will be released in the near future.
HRTV first introduced expanded equestrian programming in early February. Initial topics and features have included the World Equestrian Festival from Aachen, Germany, “Monty Roberts Backstage Pass,” the Lynn Palm Training Series, "Horse Talk TV," and training great Al Dunning.
HRTV (www.hrtv.com) is a 24-hour, television-based multimedia network dedicated to the "Sport of Kings," horseracing, featuring live racing action from many of the sport's greatest racetracks including exclusive action from Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, Pimlico, home of the Preakness Stakes, and the legendary Santa Anita Park. Passionate horse fans are also entertained and informed by HRTV's award-winning documentaries, original programming, in-depth analysis and now a broad array of equestrian competitions and targeted lifestyle programming. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis at www.hrtvlive.com to high speed internet users worldwide. The HRTV television network is presently available via cable, telco video and satellite in approximately 19 million US homes.
About Equestrian Life
Equestrian Life is a dynamic media company dedicated to the equestrian community and horse lovers across all breeds and disciplines. Equestrian Life's Web site, www.equestrianlife.com, is a leading social media Web site for equestrians with cutting edge social media features such as people and horse profiles, status updates, photo uploading, Q&A, groups, instructional videos, comments, messaging and many other tools. Awarded in 2008 as the Best New Equestrian Web Site, EquestrianLife.com is focused on providing its community with all the information and tools they need to learn and connect with other horse lovers who share the same passion. Equestrian Life is the also official television partner of HRTV for its non-racing programming, providing national exposure to key equestrian events and a wide range of other entertainment programming about horses and horse enthusiasts.
Contact: Scott Cooper, HRTV, 609-391-8166
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