NBC Sports Network Releases 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup Television Schedule

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August 15th, 2013

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via press release:

NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO PRESENT CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE 2013 LOUIS VUITTON CUP

Coverage of Louis Vuitton Cup Final Begins Saturday at 6 p.m. ET

Final Victor To Challenge For 2013 America’s Cup

Stamford, Conn -- August 15, 2013 -- NBCSN's presentation of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup qualifying series which determines the challenger for the 2013 America’s Cup, continues Saturday at 6 p.m. ET with the Final from San Francisco, Calif.

Coverage of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final will feature Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand) against Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy), in a best-of-13 race format, with the winner being the first to score seven points. The Louis Vuitton Cup champion will then compete against ORACLE TEAM USA (United States) in the America’s Cup Finals.

NBCSN's coverage on Saturday will feature Race 1 and Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final. Coverage continues on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET with Race 3 and Race 4, and Saturday, August 24,at 7 p.m. ET with Race 7 and Race 8. Additional telecasts are scheduled for August 25, 28 and 30, should further races be necessary.

Veteran announcer Todd Harris will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the NBCSN telecasts. Harris will be joined by former America’s Cup Helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read, as well as renowned sailor and author Gary Jobson.

PRODUCTION

To change the way people understand the sport of sailing, event organizers have made a significant investment in the production of next-generation broadcast images, anchored by onboard agile HD cameras and 13 microphones on each boat.

The backbone of this new visual experience is also a breakthrough in sports broadcasting – augmented reality from a helicopter called AC LiveLine. Created by the same Emmy award-winning team that developed the yellow first-down line widely used in the broadcast of American football, this revolutionary graphics system enables embedded technical aids for viewers, such as ahead-behind lines so audiences can clearly see who is leading the race.

AC LiveLine won an Emmy Award for technical achievement in 2012. In addition, the live broadcasts of America’s Cup class racing were nominated for the 2013 Emmy Awards and 2012 Royal Television Society Awards.

COMCAST SPORTSNET CALIFORNIA

NBC Sports Group’s regional sports network Comcast SportsNet California will provide additional local coverage that surrounds the event. Comcast SportsNet California will air all Louis Vuitton Cup races on tape delay.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream all Louis Vuitton Cup and 2013 America’s Cup races televised on NBC and NBCSN. All NBCSN telecasts will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Races airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs

Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Television Schedule:

Date Event Network Time
August 17
Races 1-2
Louis Vuitton Cup Final NBCSN 6-8 p.m.
August 18
Races 3-4
Louis Vuitton Cup Final NBCSN 6-8 p.m.
August 24
Races 7-8
Louis Vuitton Cup Final NBCSN 7-9 p.m.
August 25*
Races 9-10
Louis Vuitton Cup Final NBCSN 7-9 p.m.
August 28*
Races 11-12
Louis Vuitton Cup Final NBCSN 5-7 p.m.
August 30*
Race 13
Louis Vuitton Cup Final NBCSN 5-7 p.m.
September 7
Races 1-2
America’s Cup Finals NBC 4-6 p.m.
September 8
Races 3-4
America’s Cup Finals NBC 4-6 p.m.
September 10Races 5-6 America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.
September 12
Races 7-8
America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.
September 14
Races 9-10
America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.
September 15*
Races 11-12
America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.
September 17*Races 13-14 America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.
September 19*
Races 15-16
America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.
September 21*
Race 17
America’s Cup Finals NBCSN 3:30-6 p.m.

*Denotes if necessary

AMERICA’S CUP BY THE NUMBERS

131-Height of the boats mast in feet

72- Length of each boat in feet

50-Top speed of the boats in mph

33-Previous America’s Cup Champions

23-Cameras used to broadcast and telecast the event

18-Distance of the course in miles

16-Hours of Louis Vuitton Cup coverage on NBC Sports Network

13-Television microphones on each boat

11-Crew members for each team

3-NBCSG America’s Cup on air team of Todd Harris, Ken Read and Gary Jobson

1- Helicopter used to produce AC Live Line graphics

About the 34th America’s Cup on NBC:

The first two days of the 34thAmerica’s Cup will be broadcast on NBC, September 7-8. The remaining races will air on the NBCSN. With the event taking place in San Francisco, the NBC Sports Group’s regional sports network Comcast SportsNet California will provide additional local coverage that surrounds the America’s Cup Finals. The NBC Sports Group also acquired the rights to the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series, which determines the challenger for the America’s Cup Finals.

 
  • mantec

    I expected as a subscriber on the east coast in Phila market to watch the LV final live! You took half of this web site patting yourselves on the qualifications and awards for LIVE streaming of events! You provide NO explanation on the web anywhere on NBC’s position on this issue. Congratulations, you had a groundswell of interest in this event and in the Americas Cup and completely and utterly blew it through collective corporate short sited real-time streaming incompetence!

    Get in the Game and show some awareness of your market!

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