NBC Sports To Debut Kentucky Derby Companion Streaming Show Focused on Betting
NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special will run on NBCSports.com/Bet and NBC Sports app on Saturday
NBC Sports will present its first-ever Kentucky Derby Day betting show: NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special. Set to stream on NBCSports.com/Bet and the NBC Sports app on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET, the 30-minute show will serve as a companion to the live Kentucky Derby television broadcast, which begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special, hosted by Ahmed Fareed from the paddock at Churchill Downs, will provide horse-racing bettors with last-minute tips on the Run for the Roses, with topics ranging from the value available in a 20-horse field to the impact of the weather on the race to track bias.
Fareed will be joined by a combination of special guests and members of NBC Sports’ on-air team, including analyst/handicapper Eddie Olczyk. The show will run until the horses begin the walkover for the 145th Kentucky Derby. In addition, NBC Sports Radio’s The Daily Line will present a special prerace show this Saturday at 3-5 p.m., focusing on betting the Kentucky Derby.
The NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special expands NBC Sports Group’s multiplatform presentation of sports-betting–related content. In December, NBC Sports launched the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor app with the Premier League Pick ’Em game and added Golf Pick ’Em two months later.
In January, NBC Sports Washington launched an eight-game Predict the Game interactive Washington Wizards alternative live-game experience featuring a free-to-play predictive gaming contest, along with real-time sports-betting data and statistics. In addition, NBC Sports Philadelphia launched betting-focused telecasts for two Philadelphia 76ers games featuring an alternate broadcast with betting-related commentary and analysis in real time, along with up-to-date betting data and information.