FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
CONFERENCE CALL THURSDAY, 11:30 A.M. ET, TO PREVIEW NBC SPORTS GROUP’S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 138th RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY
NEW YORK – May 2, 2012 – The NBC Sports Group will conduct a conference call Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET to preview coverage of the 138th Kentucky Derby with members of its broadcast and production teams.
Dial 785-830-7990 to participate
The NBC Sports Group will present 14½ hours of Kentucky Derby coverage beginning on today at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and culminating with the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 5 beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
The expanded Kentucky Derby coverage, which includes 8.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBC Sports Network, will include:
- Live coverage of the Kentucky Derby Draw on NBC Sports Network, which will determine the post positions;
- 11½ total hours on NBC Sports Network, which was re-branded from VERSUS earlier this year;
- Three hours of “Derby Classics” (Barbaro, Mine That Bird, Animal Kingdom) to air on NBC Sports Network.
NBC SPORTS GROUP KENTUCKY DERBY COVERAGE (All Times ET):
|Wed. May 2||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Derby Classics – Barbaro||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Draw||NBC Sports Network|
|Thur. May 3||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Derby Classics – Mine that Bird||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Live from Churchill Downs||NBC Sports Network|
|Fri. May 4||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Derby Classics – Animal Kingdom||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Kentucky Oaks||NBC Sports Network|
|Sat. May 5||11 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Saturday||NBC Sports Network|
|4 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Kentucky Derby 138||NBC|
|7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show||NBC Sports Network|