Sky Sports To Broadcast Kentucky Derby In UK And Ireland
By Shantanu Srivastav | July 23, 2018
Sky Sports racing has agreed a new long-term deal for broadcast rights to the Kentucky Derby, which will air live across the UK and Ireland.
The London-based pay-TV channel has also extended its current multi-year agreement for network coverage of the other two legs of the US Triple Crown series, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Matthew Imi, Chief Executive at Sky channel ‘At The Races’, said: “This agreement reinforces our long-term commitment to the biggest racing events on the international stage and we will help raise the profile of these great fixtures even further in the UK and Ireland with coverage and cross-promotion across Sky Sports.
“The Kentucky Derby is an institution in the US, and in recent years, the achievements of American Pharoah and Justify have brought the Triple Crown series to mainstream attention around the world. We also value our partnership with NBCUniversal and there are excellent opportunities for further cooperation in helping promote racing on both sides of the Atlantic.”