|Owned by||Woodbine Entertainment Group|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Because Every Race is a Big Race.|
|Formerly called||The Racing Network Canada (2001-2005)|
|Bell TV||Channel(s) 475-479|
|Cogeco Cable||Channel(s) 457 & 458|
|EastLink||Channel(s) 420-424 (Ontario only)|
|Ezlink||Channel(s) 409 & 410|
|Rogers Cable||Channel(s) 420-424|
|Shaw Hamilton||Channel(s) 138 & 139|
|Source Cable||Channel(s) 161 & 162|
|Seaside Communications||Channel(s) 107 & 108|
HPItv (Horseplayer Interactive Television) is a Canadian English language Category B specialty network owned by Woodbine Entertainment Group. HPItv broadcasts thoroughbred, standardbred, and harness racing events and related programming.
Channels and content
HPItv consists of five multiplex channels:
- HPItv is the network's flagship feed. It features thoroughbred, standardbred, and harness races from up to five tracks at a time across North America.
- HPItv Odds displays live Canadian pool odds for all tracks carried on HPItv.
- HPItv Canada provides daily live coverage of primarily Canadian racetracks.
- HPItv International provides daily live coverage from primarily U.S. racetracks.
- HPItv West provides daily live coverage from primarily Western racetracks in Canada and the United States.
In November 2000, a joint venture between The Ontario Jockey Club (90%) and BCE Media (10%) called the Ontario Jockey Club (Partnership), was granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called The Racing Network Canada, described as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty television service dedicated to Canadian and international horse racing and horse racing related programming, including live races, related commentary, odds, replays, and results."
Prior to the channel's launch, in September 2001, the Ontario Jockey Club changed its name to Woodbine Entertainment Group and purchased BCE Media's shares in the service.
Later that same month, the channel was launched as The Racing Network Canada (TRN) with four multiplex channels— three devoted to live matches (Live Horse Racing Channel, Full Card Favourites - 1, and Full Card Favourites - 2) and one displaying pool odds, probables and results (Live Canadian Odds Channel). In 2004, TRN launched a fifth channel, TRN West.
In March 2005, TRN was rebranded HPItv to align it with Woodbine's online and telephone wagering service, HorsePlayer Interactive (HPI).
|2001 - 2005||2005 - 2008||2008 - Present|
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