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ABC Sports Gets Exclusive Belmont Stakes Broadcast Rights

Oct 4, 2004  •  Post A Comment

ABC Sports will offer exclusive broadcast coverage of the Belmont Stakes beginning in 2006, taking the triple crown finale away from NBC Sports.

As part of the long-term deal announced Monday, ESPN has acquired distribution rights for the race across numerous outlets, including ESPN International, ESPN.com, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic. In addition, the parties will explore opportunities involving emerging technologies such as video-on-demand, broadband, wireless applications and pay-per-view.

Financial terms were not disclosed. ABC Sports previously televised the Belmont Stakes from 1986 to 2000.