NBC Sports Plans 14.5 Hours of KY Derby Coverage

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NBC Sports Group will offer 14.5 hours of television coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) from May 1-4, as well as live video streaming.

The coverage includes 8.5 hours on May 4, the day of the Derby, on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

NBC will have three hours of Kentucky Derby coverage from 4-7 p.m. EDT May 4. The rest of the coverage will appear on NBCSN.

The schedule is as follows, with all times EDT:

May 1: Kentucky Derby Classics featuring Mine That Bird (4 p.m.) and the Kentucky Derby post-position draw (5 p.m.) on NBCSN.

May 2: Kentucky Derby Classics featuring Animal Kingdom (4 p.m.) and Kentucky Derby Access (5 p.m.) on NBCSN.

May 3: Kentucky Derby Classics featuring I’ll Have Another  and live coverage of the grade I Kentucky Oaks (5 p.m.) on NBCSN.

May 4: Kentucky Derby Saturday (11 a.m.) on NBCSN, live coverage of the Kentucky Derby (4-7 p.m.) on NBC, and the Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show (7 p.m.) on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Live Extra will provide live video streaming for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. NBC will use four online-only camera angles, offer analysis from commentators, and show replays and footage of Kentucky Derby prep races.

NBC Sports Group also will broadcast the May 18 Preakness Stakes and June 8 Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), along with lead-up and post-race coverage.

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  • Don Reed

    Funny, now that they’re in FIFTH place (that means they’re even getting beaten by non-networks!) —

    And Kathy Lee Gelding is at the barricades on Sixth Avenue organizing the comic opera defense of beleaguered Matt Lauer (when your only friend in this world is Kathy Lee Gifford!) —

    240 hours of programming has been magically freed up for the horsies.

    I want Hoda Yoda interviewing whomever it was last year who arc-tossed her mint julip (a perfect hit, I may add) on the guy in the owners’ seats who dumped her just before the race.

    Ann Curry, for future reference, would also like to see that.

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