Royal Ascot Coverage Available Worldwide

Over 20 broadcasters will broadcast the live action from Royal Ascot's five-day meeting from Tuesday through Saturday. ITV Racing is the host broadcaster, which will offer a five-hour programme each day. Sky Sports Racing and Virgin Media will also show all of the action to UK and Irish audiences. In America, Peacock, the digital arm of NBC, will broadcast the first four days and NBC will broadcast on Saturday. Racing.com will be transmitting from the course for Australia alongside Green Channel for Japan. Other broadcasters on site include: Nordic Entertainment...

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Randy Moss Joins the TDN Writers' Room

NBC Sports Analyst Randy Moss joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the upcoming GI Belmont S. and give his take on why the Triple Crown schedule needs to be adjusted.

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Larry Collmus Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup on NBC, joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to relive the 2022 Kentucky Derby and discuss his pre-race preparations for a big day of racing.

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NBC Derby Broadcast Averages 16 Million Viewers, Most Watched Derby Since 2019

NBC Sports' presentation of the 148th GI Kentucky Derby averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 16.0 million viewers--marking the eighth consecutive year that the event topped the 15-million mark, excluding pandemic-impacted events. It was the most watched Derby since 2019, with viewership peaking at 19 million from 7-7:15 p.m. ET, shortly after Rich Strike (Keen Ice) crossed the wire first at 80-1, marking the largest Kentucky Derby peak audience since 2017, ahead of the 18.5 million for the controversial 2019 disqualification of Maximum Security. The TV-only average audience of...

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NBC Sports Names Lindsay Schanzer Senior Producer of Derby Coverage

Five-time Sports Emmy winner Lindsay Schanzer has been named senior producer of the Kentucky Derby coverage for NBC Sports. She will oversee all horse racing production and has previously produced Preakness, Belmont, Breeders' Cup, and Royal Ascot coverage for NBC Sports. The 148th GI Kentucky Derby will be presented live on NBC and Peacock on Saturday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m. ET. "Lindsay has excelled in every role she has worked at NBC Sports, and we are excited to have her lead the presentation of the Kentucky Derby and our...

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Star Politics, Racing TV Analyst Steve Kornacki Joins Writers' Room

A mainstay political analyst on television for going on a decade now, Steve Kornacki has gained superstardom for his election coverage, particularly during the interminable night of and week following the 2020 presidential election. But Kornacki is also a passionate horse racing fan and handicapper, and last year became part of NBC's industry-leading national racing coverage. Tuesday, he sat down with Joe Bianca and Bill Finley on the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland as the Green Group Guest of the Week to discuss his racing roots, how he survived...

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Steve Kornacki Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Steve Kornacki joins the TDN Writers' Room to share stories from the political and racing worlds and to give his picks going into this year's GI Kentucky Derby.

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Peacock to Live Stream NBC's Triple Crown

Peacock will live stream NBC's Triple Crown for the first time this spring, beginning Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET, when NBC and Peacock present the 148th GI Kentucky Derby. NBC Sports will present more than 20 hours of Triple Crown coverage across NBC, USA Network, CNBC and Peacock this spring. Two weeks after NBC Sports' five-hour Kentucky Derby show, Peacock will simul-stream NBC's live broadcast of the GI Preakness S. on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m. ET. Then on Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m. ET, NBC...

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Bettor Things with Joe Bianca Ep. 2: Randy Moss

Racing reporter Randy Moss joins the second edition of Bettor Things with Joe Bianca.

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Collmus Steps in for Denman at Del Mar

Larry Collmus, who stepped up to pinch hit for Del Mar's longtime caller Trevor Denman during the height of the COVID 19 crisis in 2020, will take over for the recently injured Denman for the majority of the track's upcoming fall race meet starting Nov. 3. Denman, 68, suffered a herniated disc in his back earlier this week after a fall at his home in Minnesota. Collmus, who will cover the Breeders' Cup for NBC at Del Mar, will take over calling duties at Del Mar though closing day Nov....

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NBC Sports to Provide Royal Ascot Coverage

NBC Sports will provide live coverage of this week's Royal Ascot meeting, beginning Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through Friday and conclude Saturday on NBC (9 a.m. ET) and CNBC (11 a.m. ET). In total, NBC Sports will present nearly 25 hours of coverage over the five days. This week's Royal Ascot meeting includes four "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series--Win and You're In" races: Tuesday's G1 Queen Anne S., Wednesday's G1 Prince of Wales's S., Thursday's G1 Norfolk S., and...

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Larry Collmus, Nick Luck to Join TVG Broadcast Team

TVG will introduce two familiar faces to its broadcast team this summer, the network announced today. Larry Collmus, best known as the voice of the Triple Crown on NBC, will join the TVG broadcast team for select days at Monmouth Park, and NBC Sports broadcast personality and international racing expert Nick Luck, a staple of horse racing coverage in both the UK and US, will be part of the TVG's special coverage of the iconic Royal Ascot meet from June 15-18. "We are very excited to have both Larry and...

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