FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18th, 2019
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA TO PRESENT SPECIAL NBA PLAYOFF EDITION OF BETTING-FOCUSED BROADCAST FOR GAME 4 OF 76ERS-NETS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Expert Betting Information and Analysis to be Featured on NBC Sports Bet Coverage of 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets
Hosts Farzetta, Feinberg and Gargano Return to Provide Alternate Commentary on NBC Sports Philadelphia+
PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 18, 2019 – NBC Sports Philadelphia will present a special NBA Playoff edition betting-centric telecast for Game 4 of the Philadelphia 76ers-Brooklyn Nets first-round playoff series. The broadcast will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+ on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports Philadelphia first debuted the alternate sports betting format on April 3, 2019 for the Philadelphia 76ers-Atlanta Hawks game.
Saturday’s alternate broadcast featuring betting related commentary and analysis in real time, along with up-to-date betting data and information, will again be led by NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic host Marc Farzetta, alongside sports betting expert Brad Feinberg, and Anthony Gargano from 97.5 the Fanatic.
The hosts will discuss a variety of potential wagers and how gameplay impacts certain bets throughout the game. Their commentary and analysis are complemented by on-screen graphics featuring betting data and information, including a glossary of gambling terminology. The remainder of the visual presentation is identical to the primary game telecast on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
“The launch of this innovative product earlier this month generated positive feedback from fans and partners, so we are thrilled to present it again during a live playoff game,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. “The 76ers are an exciting team and fans are highly engaged, so it’s a great opportunity to complement the overall fan experience.”
Saturday’s sports betting broadcast is NBC Sports Philadelphia’s latest venture in providing relevant and timely sports betting content for Philly sports fans. The Daily Line aired during the NFL season, and betting odds are included on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and within podcasts.
In addition, NBC Sports Group offers a variety of sports betting related content and programming:
- NBC Sports Regional Networks in January launched an alternate predictive-gaming telecast for its NBC Sports Washington coverage of the Washington Wizards.
- NBC Sports offers free-to-play prediction games on the NBC Sports Predictor games platform, in partnership with Boom Fantasy. Eligible fans have the chance to win thousands of dollars in weekly cash prizes across a variety of contests, including Premier League soccer and golf.
- NBC Sports Radio produces The Daily Line, a weekday afternoon drive show from 3-7 p.m. ET, in partnership with Westwood One Radio.
Marc Zumoff, Alaa Abdelnaby and Serena Winters will call the primary game broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
-NBC Sports Philadelphia-