FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 19th, 2017
ROYAL ASCOT, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS HORSE RACING MEETS, MAKES U.S. TELEVISION DEBUT TOMORROW LIVE ON NBCSN
Daily Live Coverage Begins Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20, at 8:30 a.m. ET and Continues Throughout the Week, Culminating Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 a.m. ET
NBC’s TODAY Show to Highlight Arrival of the Queen Tomorrow Morning
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 19, 2017 – NBCSN presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot, Berkshire, England – one of the most prestigious horse racing meets in the world – beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20, at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN’s live coverage of the full five-day Royal meeting, tomorrow through Saturday, June 24, will air daily from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET — for a total of 22.5 coverage hours. This year’s coverage marks the U.S. television debut of the event.
Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most valuable horse racing events, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses. The event features 30 races, including eight at the world championship “Group One” level. Five US‑based trainers are expected to field a total of 14 runners, headlined by Todd Pletcher, whose horses won the Kentucky Derby (Always Dreaming) and Belmont Stakes (Tapwrit) this year. Pletcher’s American Patriot runs in tomorrow’s Queen Anne Stakes. NBCSN will feature an interview with Pletcher as well as jockey Ryan Moore.
The Royal Meeting is the center of the British social season and a pivotal week in the calendar of the Royal Family, who arrive every day by the world famous “Royal Procession” – with the first carriage carrying The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
TODAY will highlight the arrival of the Queen on tomorrow morning’s broadcast.
Nick Luck will host coverage live onsite at Ascot.
Following is NBCSN’s schedule for the Royal Ascot this week:
|Tues., June 20||8:30 a.m.||The Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 21||8:30 a.m.||The Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 22||8:30 a.m.||The Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 23||8:30 a.m.||The Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 24||8:30 a.m.||The Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of the Royal Meeting. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: In addition to the Royal Ascot, NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. Also in 2017, NBC Sports Group televised the world’s richest horse race (the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational) and the $10 million Dubai World Cup, and in June presented the Epsom Derby. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–