NBC’s Derby marathon

Derby Week will see NBC kick off the first leg of the Triple Crown with the Kentucky Derby and the most extensive Derby Day coverage ever on broadcast television on Saturday as the network serves up a live five hour telecast at 2:30p. Overall, NBC Sports Group kicks off its more than 15 hours of Kentucky Derby Week coverage starting Thursday at 4p on NBCSN that will see coverage of 21 races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Production for the big race will include more than 50 cameras, including a helmet camera on the outrider; a camera suspended 80-feet high on the Churchill Downs video board structure, a robotic camera in the paddock saddling area, and a camera focused on race caller Larry Collmus. Talent duties will include Bob Costas and Mike Tirico as host on NBC, with analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, NBCSN host Krista Voda; analysts/handicappers Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk; reporters Donna Brothers, Carolyn Manno, Laffit Pincay, III, and Kenny Rice; and race caller Larry Collmus.

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