Remington Debuts HD TV
Oklahoma City racetrack adds High Definition TVs for in-person fans.
March 6, 2014
Remington Park guests and horseplayers will notice a new upgraded look when watching the racing action starting Friday, March 7. A state-of-the-art High Definition control room has been installed over the winter months with the Opening Night of the 2014 American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season set to begin the HD era at Remington Park.
Remington Park and parent company Global Gaming Services, worked with television partner SVT on installing the completely new HD control room system. The just-completed project will allow Remington Park on-track guests to experience an enhanced view of the racing action along with graphic displays, utilizing the newest formats available in the industry.
Although the Remington Park races will not be transmitted to other venues in HD, all off-track patrons will receive one of the very few pari-mutuel racing signals available that is actually rendered in HD. This will provide the most superior image in the industry according to Josh Shanahan, president and chief operating officer of SVT.
The HD conversion at Remington Park has taken a little more than two months to complete and required over 10 miles of fiber-optic cabling to be installed throughout the entire facility. The fiber-optic cabling replaced an older coaxial-based cabling system that could not support the new HD signal.
The American Quarter Horse & Mixed-breed Season runs from March 7 and continues through June 1. The first race on Friday, March 7, is at 6 p.m. Racing on Saturday, March 8, features 15 trials for the Oklahoma Futurity, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon racing on March 9 starts at 1:30 p.m.
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