FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
LIVE COVERAGE OF AMERICA’S CUP FINALS RACE 17 TO AIR TUESDAY AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
ORACLE TEAM USA Fights Off Five Straight Match Points with Fifth Consecutive Victory on Monday
Emirates Team New Zealand Leads the America’s Cup Finals 8-6 Over ORACLE TEAM USA
“This is a comeback that not a single person in the world could have predicted.” – NBC Sports Group America’s Cup Analyst Ken Read on ORACLE TEAM USA
“Very impressive what ORACLE TEAM USA has been able to do. They are small changes, but they are making a big difference.” – NBC Sports Group America’s Cup Reporter Gary Jobson on ORACLE TEAM USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 23, 2013 – Following ORACLE TEAM USA’s fifth consecutive victory in the America’s Cup Finals, Emirates Team New Zealand now leads the regatta by a score of 8-6 and is still one victory away from winning the 2013 America’s Cup. ORACLE TEAM USA has avoided elimination by winning five straight America’s Cup Finals races, and can win the regatta with a victory in all three of the remaining races. No team in America’s Cup series history has ever comeback from a larger point deficit. Should ORACLE TEAM USA win the next three races, it would be the greatest comeback in the history of the 162-year event.
Live coverage of the 2013 America’s Cup will continue tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, beginning with Race 17. Should it be necessary, Race 18 will take place immediately following Race 17.
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 24||America’s Cup Finals – Races 17 & 18*||NBCSN||4-6 p.m.|
|September 25||America’s Cup Finals – Race 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
*Race 17 was postponed until Tuesday due to a weather delay prior to the start of Race 16, forcing the scheduled start of Race 17 past the latest designated time for a race to begin.
*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.
-NBC Sports Group-