NBC Sports Philadelphia has become the latest US regional sports network to introduce betting-focused broadcasts.
On Wednesday evening, it will produce an auxiliary broadcast of the Philadelphia 76ers-Atlanta Hawks NBA game on overflow channel NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, featuring betting-related commentary and analysis, along with up-to-date betting data and information,
It follows the lead of NBC Sports Washington Plus, which in January became the first RSN to launch an alternate sports betting broadcast, in partnership with the Washington Wizards.
What is new about NBC Sports Philadelphia’s initiative is that it has a separate betting commentary team, which will be broadcast in a traditional way on the primary channel. The alternate telecast will be led by the hosts of the station’s new betting-centric programme The Daily Line: Marc Farzetta, Anthony Gargano and sports-betting expert Brad Feinberg.