Telstra and Racing Victoria have combined to improve digital connectivity from racetracks and produce vision from 24 tracks.

The 10-year deal will utilise the Telstra Digital Video network 2 (DVN2) which will enable multiple broadcast feeds from 24 racetracks in Victoria.

The installation of DVN 2 at the 24 tracks which host 80 per cent of TAB meetings is anticipated to be rolled out by early 2016 allowing multiple feeds to be generated from the track and perhaps more importantly enabling support for multiple broadcast partners.

Racing Victoria chief executive officer Bernard Saundry said in a statement the deal is a significant development with the new broadcast media agreement close to being finalised.

“The Telstra Digital Video Network 2 opens a world of possibilities in the future broadcasting of Victorian racing,” Saundry said.

“The ability for fans to have the choice of multiple camera angles and for broadcasters to enhance live vision with data overlays, such as that provided by Trakus, can become a reality with this new technology.”

“This is a win for racing fans. This partnership with Telstra puts the industry in control of racecourse connectivity and the data highway from our racecourses.”

Darryl Sherer