Horse & Country TV has announced the acquisition of US equestrian streaming provider, EQ Sports Net.
It gives viewers to the North American channel access to Horse & Country’s live equestrian sports coverage and a library of training and educational shows, entertainment and documentary series.
For its part, EQSN provides more than 100 days of live and on-demand coverage of some of the top competitions in North America. These include the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Great Meadow International Three-Day Event, and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships.
Heather Killen, CEO of H&C, said: “We believe that combining EQSN’s live sports coverage with H&C’s multi-platform digital OTT services and deep content resources will offer fans of the sport an experience unmatched by any other provider.”
EQSN CEO and Co-founder, David Qualls, added: “Now our subscribers will be able to enjoy a 24/7 linear network in addition to top quality equestrian and lifestyle programming between live events. H&C’s international reach benefits our event organiser partners too, bringing their shows to new audiences in Europe and around the world. We look forward to working as part of the H&C team to expand our roster of shows and other specialty content.”
H&C is available on more than 30 platforms worldwide, including web and mobile, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire, Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Germany, and a variety of pay-TV broadcast platforms in Europe.