Monday, August 05, 2013

AC TV

America's Cup returns to major US television network for the first time in over 20 years... 

America's Cup on TV
Photo © ACEA / ACTV
This weekend marks the first time the America's Cup is returning to network television in the United States in more than 20 years with NBC. Coverage begins with Semifinal races 3 and 4 of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series, starting on Friday, August 9th on the NBC Sports Network.

Also Available on YouTube
In the United States, all races covered by NBC / NBC Sports Network will be replayed on YouTube immediately following the television broadcast (internationally the America’s Cup YouTube channel will continue to have live coverage subject to territorial rights restrictions).

Veteran announcer Todd Harris will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the NBC Sports Network telecasts. Harris will be joined by former America’s Cup helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read, as well as America's Cup winner and author Gary Jobson.

Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinals
August 9 - Race 3 - NBC Sports Network - 7:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 10 - Race 4 - NBC Sports Network - 6:00pm ET (tape delayed)

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals
August 17 - Races 1+2 - NBC Sports Network - 6:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 18 - Races 3+4 - NBC Sports Network - 6:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 21 - Races 5+6 - YouTube.com/americascup - 4:00pm ET (live)
August 24 - Races 7+8 - NBC Sports Network - 7:00pm ET (tape delayed)
August 25 - Races 9+10 - NBC Sports Network - 7:00pm ET (tape delayed / if necessary)
August 28 - Races 11+12 - NBC Sports Network - 5:00pm ET (tape delayed / if necessary)
August 30 - Races 13 - NBC Sports Network - 5:00pm ET (tape delayed / if necessary)
 
During the 2013 America's Cup Finals, coverage switches to the main NBC network for the first two days before reverting to the NBC Sports Network, with live broadcasting of all races.

America's Cup Finals
September 7 - Races 1+2 - NBC - 4:00pm ET
September 8 - Races 3+4 - NBC - 4:00pm ET
September 10 - Races 5+6 – NBC Sports Network - 3:30pm ET
September 12 - Races 7+8 – NBC Sports Network - 3:30pm ET
September 14 - Races 9+10 - NBC Sports Network - 3:30pm ET
September 15 - Races 11+12 - NBC Sports Network - 3:30pm ET (if necessary)
September 17 - Races 13+14 - NBC Sports Network - 3:30pm ET (if necessary)
September 19 - Races 15+16 - NBC Sports Network- 3:30pm ET (if necessary)
September 21 - Races 17 - NBC Sports Network - 3:30pm ET (if necessary)

The America's Cup Finals will also be streamed live on nbcsports.com. Replays will be available on the America’s Cup YouTube channel immediately following the broadcast.

Locally, in the San Francisco Bay Area, all racing from Louis Vuitton Cup Semifinals through the America's Cup Finals will be shown live on NBC affiliate KNTV (or COZI TV).

Internationally, racing is being shown in over 165 territories, across over 30 networks including, Fox Sports (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), TV4 (Sweden), Canal+ (France), TVE (Spain), Sportsnet (Canada), and ESPN International (Central/South America, Caribbean), to name a few. Live racing is available worldwide on Youtube.com/americascup subject to territorial rights restrictions.

Source: americascup.com