Emirates Team New Zealand Can Win 2013 America's Cup Tomorrow on NBCSN

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September 16th, 2013

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EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND CAN WIN 2013 AMERICA’S CUP TOMORROW ON NBCSN

Live Coverage Continues Tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Races 11 and 12

Emirates Team New Zealand Needs To Win Both Races to Claim 2013 America’s Cup 

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 16, 2013 – NBC Sports Group’s live presentation of the 2013 America’s Cup Finals, featuring defending America’s Cup champion ORACLE TEAM USA against 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup winner Emirates Team New Zealand, continues tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Tuesday’s live coverage on NBCSN will showcase Races 11 and 12 of the Finals. Emirates Team New Zealand holds a 7-1 lead in the regatta, and will win the 2013 America’s Cup if they win both races on Tuesday.

Both teams are required to collect nine points to win the America’s Cup. ORACLE TEAM USA must win a total of 11 races, due to a two-point penalty handed down by the international jury. ORACLE TEAM USA has won three races, and has one point after the two-point penalty.

Should ORACLE TEAM USA win either of the two races on Tuesday, the America’s Cup Finals will continue on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. If necessary, telecasts are scheduled for Thursday, September 19 and Saturday, September 21.

Veteran announcer Todd Harris will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the NBCSN telecast. 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 America’s Cup Finals.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream all 2013 America’s Cup Finals races televised on 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 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.

America’s Cup Television Schedule:

Date Event Network Time
September 17 America’s Cup Finals – Races 11&12 NBCSN 4-6 p.m.
September 19* America’s Cup Finals – Races 13&14 NBCSN 4-6 p.m.
September 21* America’s Cup Finals – Races 15&16 NBCSN 4-6 p.m.

*Denotes if necessary (All times ET, schedule subject to change.)

AMERICA’S CUP BY THE NUMBERS

131-Height of each boat’s 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 telecast the event

21-Potential hours of America’s Cup coverage on NBC and NBCSN 

13-Microphones on each boat

11-Distance of the course in nautical miles

3-NBCSN on air team of Todd Harris, Ken Read and Gary Jobson

2- Helicopters used to produce AC LiveLine graphics

 
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