Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s TV Games Network horse-racing channel
scored its biggest deal yet, a commitment from DirecTV Inc. to launch the
channel Monday in its "Sports Pack" premium package.
TV Games -- which takes bets from subscribers and shares the money with
distributors -- also has deals with Insight Communications Co. Inc. (Kentucky),
Adelphia Communications Corp. (Southern California), Comcast Corp. (Maryland)
and EchoStar Communications Corp.