NBC Sports Group will present 15.5 hours of Kentucky Derby coverage, a record for the event, beginning Wednesday, April 30, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminating with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 3. Coverage begins on Saturday at noon on NBCSN and continues at 4 p.m. ET on NBC (post time is at 6:24 p.m. ET). The Kentucky Derby, along with the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, will also be available to desktop and mobile users via NBC Sports Live Extra (see exact listings and details below), including exclusive camera angles and analysis.
NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN. Highlights include:
- Live coverage of 12 races on Friday and Saturday - every race in NBC/NBCSN telecast windows
- Live coverage of the Kentucky Derby Draw on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN to determine the post positions
- Three hours of "Derby Classics" (featuring recent winners Orb and I'll Have Another) to air on NBCSN
NBC SPORTS GROUP TRIPLE CROWN COVERAGE (All times ET):
|Wednesday, April 30||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics: 2013 Winner Orb||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Draw||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Thursday, May 1||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics: 2012 Winner I'll Have Another||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Access||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Friday, May 2||2 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics||NBCSN|
|3 p.m.||Kentucky Oaks||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Saturday, May 3||12 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Saturday||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby||NBC, Live Extra|
|7 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Friday, May 16||3 p.m.||Preakness Classics||NBCSN|
|4 p.m.||Black Eyed Susan Stakes||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Saturday, May 17||1 p.m.||Preakness Saturday||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|4:30 p.m.||Preakness Stakes||NBC, Live Extra|
|6:30 p.m.||Preakness Post-Race Show||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Friday, June 6||4 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Classics||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Access||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|Saturday, June 7||2:30 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Saturday||NBCSN, Live Extra|
|4:30 p.m.||Belmont Stakes||NBC, Live Extra|
|7 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Post-Race Show||NBCSN, Live Extra|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA KENTUCKY DERBY COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBC and NBCSN Kentucky Derby week coverage. The vast majority of the content will be streamed live via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play and on Windows 8 and Windows mobile devices.
Derby Week coverage airing on NBCSN and NBC, including the Kentucky Derby race, will be streamed to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports Live Extra’s Derby Day coverage includes:
- Four exclusive camera angles that showcase the activity happening across Churchill Downs on Derby day
- Bonus analysis by NBC Sports commentators
- Replays and footage from the key "Road to the Kentucky Derby" prep races
Derby Week coverage will also air on the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group coverage of the Kentucky Derby features Bob Costas, a 25-time Emmy Award-winner, and veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; NBCSN host/NBC reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, and Jay Privman, and race caller Larry Collmus. Josh Elliott makes his NBC Sports Group debut on May 2-3, providing a mix of features and interviews at Churchill Downs. Carolyn Manno also makes her Kentucky Derby debut as do Olympic figure skaters and NBC figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, who will serve as fashion experts.