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Interactive TV Wagering Comes to Australia

12 January 2004

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: "One in four Australians will be able to put their house on a horse from the comfort of their loungeroom when an interactive television wagering service is launched later this year.

"All the punter will need is a remote control to place unlimited bets on thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing through Sky Racing.

"The technology, developed by Two Way TV Australia, NSW TAB and Sky Channel, will be available on Foxtel's new digital pay TV service, to be launched before the middle of the year.

"The betting service is expected to bolster the NSW TAB-owned Sky Channel's chances of keeping the rights to broadcast Australian thoroughbred racing…"

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