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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
EDDIE OLCZYK AND BRITNEY EURTON TO JOIN NBC SPORTS’ PRESENTATION OF ROYAL ASCOT NEXT WEEK
NBC Sports’ Live Coverage of Royal Ascot Begins Tues., June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Live Coverage on NBC on Saturday, June 22 at 9 a.m. ET
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Member and NHL Game Analyst Olczyk Calls 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 Tomorrow in Boston at 8 p.m. ET on NBC
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 11, 2019 – Eddie Olczyk and Britney Eurton will join NBC Sports’ presentation of Royal Ascot, making their debuts next week at the Royal Meeting in Ascot, England. NBC Sports’ live coverage from Ascot begins on Tuesday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and concludes Saturday, June 22 on NBC at 9 a.m. ET. Olczyk, a handicapper/analyst on NBC Sports’ horse racing coverage, will work Ascot on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, while Eurton will co-host NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage for all five telecasts.
Olczyk, a U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and NHL on NBC game analyst, joins Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick in the booth for tomorrow night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 7 matchup between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. NBC’s coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Beginning next Tuesday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through Friday, June 21, and the event culminates on NBC on Saturday, June 22, starting at 9 a.m. ET. In total, NBC Sports will present 22 hours of coverage over the five-day stretch.
Olczyk, who will be attending Ascot for the first time, will provide American audiences with a closer look at the lively world of betting the races in the UK and share insight for the American bettor, who will have the opportunity to bet all of the races from Ascot this year.
Eurton, who will attend the Royal Meeting for the fourth time, makes her NBC Sports’ debut on the event serving as co-host for all five days alongside Nick Luck, while NBC News’ Dylan Dreyer will once again join the broadcast on Friday and Saturday, in addition to Olczyk. On Friday morning, June 21, Dreyer will report live from Ascot on TODAY. Dreyer’s weekend coverage will include access to the Royal Enclosure, one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas of access for the event.
In addition, the event is highlighted by the attendance of Queen Elizabeth II, who arrives each day promptly at 9 a.m. ET in a Royal Procession of carriages. She has attended Royal Ascot every year since 1945.
Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for Royal Ascot next week:
|Tues., June 18||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 19||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 20||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 21||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 22||9 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBC|
ROYAL ASCOT COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM & THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBCSN and NBC via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. 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. The 2019 Kentucky Derby posted a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 16.5 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – up 10% from last year’s race (15.0 million) featuring eventual Triple Crown winner Justify and marking television’s largest Saturday audience since the NFL Divisional Playoffs (Jan. 12, 2019).