NBC Sports Group and Ascot Racecourse have come to an agreement to extend NBC’s exclusive U.S. media rights deal for Royal Ascot a further six years. NBC began broadcasting the Royal Meeting to its American audience two years ago.
“For the past two years, we have introduced an American audience to the pageantry and incredible racing that Royal Ascot has to offer,” said Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Royal Ascot and delighting horse racing fans nationwide for years to come.”
“The American runners we have seen at the Royal Meeting have added a new dimension to our historic meet, and NBC Sports has played a significant part in telling the global racing story to the U.S. audience,” said Nick Smith, director of racing at Ascot. “With star names from Royal Ascot–American horses like Tepin, Bucchero and Yoshida, plus numerous Europeans–running at the Breeders’ Cup in the fall each year, NBC Sports is the place to see the world’s best.”