In an effort to further engage fans, NBC Sports Washington and the Washington Redskins are collaborating to bring live interactive, predictive-gaming telecasts of the National Football League team’s four preseason games to the regional sports network.
The pilot telecasts, entitled Predict the Game, will feature free-to-play contests where fans can win $1,000 (€893) in prize money each quarter, as well as other prizes such as game tickets, VIP experiences and memorabilia.
Contestants must predict various game and player-performance outcomes through a series of questions that will appear on screen, as well as on users’ mobile or desktop devices. Points will be awarded for making selections, with additional points awarded for correct predictions. New games begin each quarter.
The initiative will begin on overflow channel NBC Sports Washington Plus, on Thursday, August 8, when the Redskins face the Cleveland Browns at 7:30pm. A traditional broadcast of the game will be aired simultaneously on NBC Sports Washington.
“We are committed to delivering the most engaging experience possible to fans, so the opportunity to partner with the Redskins to combine live NFL action with predictive gaming this preseason is something we are very excited about,” said Damon Phillips, NBC Sports Washington’s senior vice president and general manager.
Earlier this year, NBC Sports Washington partnered with the National Basketball Association’s Washington Wizards for alternate betting-focused broadcasts.