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America's Cup World Series on TV
America's Cup Racing on TV and Internet
The free CupExperience app for both iPhone and Android includes a live Race Tracker.
For the America's Cup World Series in Naples, Italy, April 2013:
Below are the broadcast partners in various countries and announced coverage for ACWS Naples 2013. Some countries received daily programs, and several broadcasters carry the Final Sunday live or delayed in addition to airing highlights packages. Checking the online schedule for your individual country broadcaster may provide additional guidance, and in some cases streaming video.
A national broadcast highlights package has typically been shown on NBC SportsChannel (formerly Versus) shortly after the Final Day of Racing in previous ACWS regattas.
For broadcast details and more countries, see
A US broadcasting deal for the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup and the 2013 America's Cup Match was announced in March 2012, plus coverage in 2012 of three America's Cup World Series events. This broadcast agreement joins other coverage in place for at least 30 other countries.
The television broadcast is a high priority for organizers, who have contracted with technical providers for an extensive suite of production equipment to generate the broadcast programs, using with High Definition video streams from onboard the AC45 catamarans, the aerial cameras, and chase boat feeds, plus full quality sound from 14 onboard microphones. A small city of air-conditioned containers with a staff of over 100 people is needed, moving from city to city as the regattas rotate around the world. The "LiveLine" augmented reality (AR) system, another innovation from wizard Stan Honey, overlays graphics on live video to show leads, race course, speed, distance, and other information on the live video. The Race Officers are also tapped into the AR system to set course boundaries and enforce penalties, which can be shown live on television screens, too.
The production suite that ACEA is using is also capable of streaming four separate online video feeds at once, allowing fans to watch their choice of races, when they run simultaneously, or, even better select their choice of different perspectives and presentations within a single race. The A and B feeds have minimal announcer commentary, giving fans the chance to soak in the experience onboard before, during, and after the races. The debriefing conversations are especially illuminating.
Dedicated cameramen as well as remote-controlled cameras will be onboard the AC72 yachts, and the promise of an immersive race experience for America's Cup fans is being fulfilled, breaking with the tendency over the last several cup cycles to rely heavily on long-distance helicopter shots that tend to diminish the sense of speed and effort.
For the first two regattas, this included:
Sporting Commentary: for a general audience; Sailing Commentary: expert
technical race call; Feed A: direct video from onboard; Feed B: additional
direct video from onboard; LiveLine: Race Graphics System. Starting
in San Diego, the four feeds were English-language, French-language,
Onboard Cameras, and Liveline.
Note that the weekly show was originally named "America's Cup Uncovered" before being changed to "America's Cup Discovered" and that former title may sometimes appear in listings.