Recent Posts tagged with Kentucky Derby

Coronavirus Update 3/17: WrestleMania Heads to WWE Performance Center; UFC Fights, Kentucky Derby, International Soccer Tourneys Postponed

In light of the CDC’s recent recommendations for curbing the spread of the coronavirus, pro sports leagues continue to postpone or cancel seasons and events. Last week, SVG began posting a regularly updated list of announcements from pro leagues regarding postponed, canceled, or altered events. Below are further announcements, made on Tuesday, March 17. Stay […]  More

NBC Sports Deploys Networked Audio Team for the Kentucky Derby

The one sound that the broadcast audio might not have captured at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was the one you couldn’t hear: the bated breath with which a crowd of more than 150,000 racegoers at Churchill Downs awaited the ruling of three track stewards as to which horse and rider actually won the sport’s single biggest […]  More

NBC Sports Adds 80-mph Aerial Camera Over Churchill Downs Backstretch To Capture Kentucky Derby Speed

At the 144th Kentucky Derby tomorrow, the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” gets a high-speed upgrade, thanks to the introduction of an aerial camera that can travel up to 80 mph over the full backstretch. NBC Sports Group, taking a page from its successful NFL broadcast playbook, is adding the aerial perspective to bring fans […]  More

NBC Sports Group Teams With Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Snapchat For Kentucky Derby Social Media Blitz

NBC Sports Group will surround the 144th Kentucky Derby with a social media blitz, including a tweet-powered brooch on the label of lifestyle correspondent Johnny Weir, initiatives with BuzzFeed’s “Tasty,” Refinery 29 and NBC Sports’ “On Her Turf,” Snapchat, and social media personalities for #KYDerbyParty. NBC Sports Group will continue to roll out Kentucky Derby […]  More

The Kentucky Derby Gets Ready To Rock

Like the broadcast version of the parable of 40 loaves and 40 fishes, NBC Sports this weekend will convert a race that lasts barely two minutes into more than 15 hours of Kentucky Derby Week coverage, from Thursday live at 4 p.m. ET through Saturday’s live Derby Day coverage starting at noon on NBCSN.  More

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