FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
LIVE COVERAGE OF AMERICA’S CUP FINALS RACE 16 TO AIR TODAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
ORACLE TEAM USA Fights Off Four Straight Match Points by Winning Four Straight Races
Emirates Team New Zealand leads the America’s Cup Finals 8-5 Over
ORACLE TEAM USA
STAMFORD, Conn. — Sept. 23, 2013 – After starting the regatta with a series of victories, and at one point holding a commanding 8-1 lead over defending America’s Cup Champion ORACLE TEAM USA, Emirates Team New Zealand leads the America’s Cup Finals by a score of 8-5, and is still one victory away from winning the 2013 America’s Cup.
ORACLE TEAM USA has avoided elimination by winning four straight America’s Cup Finals races. In what would be the greatest comeback in the history of the 162-year event, the team can win the regatta with a win in all four of the remaining races.
Live coverage of the America’s Cup Finals will air today from 4-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, beginning with Race 16. Should it be necessary, Race 17 will take place immediately following Race 16.
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.
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:
|September 23*||America’s Cup Finals – Races 16 & 17||NBCSN||4-6 p.m.|
|September 24*||America’s Cup Finals – Races 18 & 19||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
*Both teams are required to win 9 points to win the America’s Cup. ORACLE TEAM USA must win a total of 11 races, due to a penalty handed down by the international jury which ruled that the team score no points for its first two wins.