The Switch has been selected by the Jockey Club of Turkey to deliver live streams of horse racing from the UK to its 2,800 betting shops around the country.
The feeds are picked up by The Switch’s Access service from BT Tower in London and then live streamed over the club’s dedicated online channel. The Switch Access service provides transmit and receive access to The Switch network from anywhere.
Murat Kuyumcu, technical director, Jockey Club of Turkey, said: “Our customers want to feel like they are at the racecourse, experiencing the action as it unfolds, and not missing a single moment. Working with The Switch means we only have to deal with one service provider to meet our needs, instead of coordinating multiple services. We also benefit from their unmatched experience in supporting live content and their robust network performance for smooth delivery of live feeds through our channel.”
“The agreement with TJK demonstrates how The Switch can leverage our extensive global reach to pick up live streams and seamlessly deliver them to any location,” added Nicholas Castaneda, SVP of Sales, The Switch. “Horse Racing continues to be a major audience and revenue driver across the world and our deep understanding of handling time sensitive live content means we can ensure high quality feeds are delivered without a hitch.”