Racing TV choisi IP Vison UK pour diffuser en IPTV

Racing UK Channel launches on FetchTV
Communiqué de presse IP VISION
 

 
Racing UK TV will be available via IPTV from next week following a deal between the leading horseracing channel and internet broadcast company Vision IPTV.
Race fans can now receive the channel by purchasing a Freeview and internet SmartBox from FetchTV through a heavily-discounted one-off payment.
 
As a special joining offer, any residential customer wishing to subscribe to Racing UK on FetchTV will only pay £50 for the FetchTV SmartBox 8000, which normally retails at £179.99, while commercial customers (pubs and clubs) will receive a commercial version of the SmartBox for free when bought via FetchTV
 
Nick Mills, Commercial Director at Racing UK, said:
“This new deal means horse racing fans can see Racing UK’s coverage without subscribing to satellite or cable services. “We have had many Freeview customers without Sky and cable contact us about the prospect of showing Racing UK and the IPTV is a solution. In addition publicans and landlords hoping to attract racing customers have an alternative to attracting customers without installing expensive satellite equipment.”
 
Matt Vidmar, chairman of Vision IPTV commented:
“This solves a problem for many cost conscious racing fans but it also provides a neat, cost effective way for satellite and cable TV channels to offer a Freeview based channel without the large investment in terrestrial distribution. Racing UK will appear in the onscreen EPG alongside digital terrestrial channels giving viewers a seamless experience. This is an excellent way of transitioning viewers to an IPTV delivered future.”
 
Eddie Abrams, CEO of IP Vision who own and operate FetchTV said: “We are delighted to make Racing UK available on the FetchTV SmartBox. This is the first time that an individual premium sports channel has been made available using over the top internet delivery to a Freeview box. To have such a high quality and popular service on the platform, demonstrates the flexibility of this new form of television, and is a sign of things to come. Viewers will have increasing choice, but without the need to take subscriptions to channels they don’t want.”
 
The FetchTV SmartBox combines Freeview+ digital television with a fully-featured Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and the best in on-demand and online entertainment including access to BBC iPlayer and other exciting on-demand services. It’s also one of the most competitively priced set top boxes on the market.
 
Customers can order the service at:
www.racinguk.com/iptvhome (residential subscribers)
www.racinguk.com/iptvpuboffer (commercial subscribers)
 
The box works on a plug and play basis but does require a broadband connection of 2mb or more.