Tulsa, Okla. -- United Video Satellite Group Inc. has named
Mark Wilson, a veteran of the horse-racing industry, as president of its new
In July, UVSG won control of ODS Technologies L.P. in an
arbitration proceeding over which company controlled the technology that will fuel the
in-home horse-race-betting application. UVSG paid $30 million for ODS.
Wilson, who spent the past seven years as president of
California-based R.D. Hubbard Enterprises, hopes to unveil a business plan for the basic
service to cable operators at the Western Show in December.
UVSG hopes to launch a racing channel on analog or digital
tiers by next spring.