Apr. 22, 2014 – (Mount Laurel, NJ) TelVue® Corporation (OTC: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for broadcasters, cable operators, and media companies has launched the New York Racing Association (NYRA)’s first live 1080p HD video broadcast of horse racing exclusively to NYRA Rewards account holders with a Roku® Internet video player.
“NYRA is thrilled to bring live thoroughbred racing on the Roku platform in high quality HD,” explained NYRA’s CIO Tom Thill. “TelVue understood our need to customize the NYRA HD channel so that we could offer it as an exclusive NYRA Rewards member benefit, and support race calls simultaneously in English and Spanish.”
The NYRA Rewards Roku HD channel is delivered via TelVue’s Hosted Broadcasting service, which processes the incoming video sources – including live remote locations – through the necessary transcoding steps to reach Roku players via secure distribution.
NYRA Rewards members now need only a Roku device and an Internet connection to be able to watch full-screen HD TV video of live races from Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
“TelVue is pleased to help NYRA pioneer the transmission of live racing events to its valued members,” said Paul Andrews, TelVue’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “Our technology is designed to open up new Internet broadcast possibilities for sports and other high value events.”