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Thursday, May 5th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “BY THE NUMBERS”: LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES FROM NEW YORK
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra to Present Four Hours of America’s Cup World Series Coverage This Saturday and Sunday
NBCSN to Televise America’s Cup Races on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
Stamford, Conn. – May 5, 2016 –NBC Sports Group’s continuing coverage of the America’s Cup continues this weekend with more than four hours of coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series from New York. Coverage begins Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra and continues Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. On Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. ET, NBC will broadcast a one-hour highlight show featuring racing from the entire weekend of events in New York.
Viewers in Manhattan and the surrounding area can view local television coverage on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on SNY, a regional sports network in New York that is part of the NBC Sports Group family.
NBC Sports Group’s By The Numbers for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series from New York:
1 Helicopter used to produce AC LiveLine graphics for TV and online coverage.
2 NBC Sports Group’s on-air team covering the regatta, featuring Todd Harris (play-by-play) and Ken Read (analyst).
4 Hours of World Series coverage from New York on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.
5 NBC Sports Group platforms covering the America’s Cup (NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra, NBCSports.com and SNY).
6 Teams competing in the America’s Cup World Series.
11 Distance of the course in nautical miles.
15 Cameras used to cover the race.
34 Number of previous editions of the America’s Cup.
35 Total hours of America’s Cup coverage across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.
45 Length of each boat in feet.
50 Top speed of the boats in mph.
84 Height of each boat’s mast in feet.
96 Years since the last America’s Cup race in New York City.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S AMERICA’S CUP COVERAGE
NBC Sports Group is the exclusive U.S. television partner of the America’s Cup. In 2016-17, NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will combine to provide more than 35 hours of coverage of the America’s Cup Finals, America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs and Qualifiers, and America’s Cup World Series. In addition to the 2017 America’s Cup Finals, and Challenger Playoffs, NBCSN will present coverage of specific America’s Cup World Series events, which will determine seeding for the 2017 America’s Cup Qualifiers. Once determined, the winning team of the Challenger Playoffs will then race against defending America’s Cup winner ORACLE TEAM USA in the 2017 America’s Cup Finals.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup marks the second consecutive presentation of the event on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. NBC Sports Group previously served as the U.S. television home of the 2013 America’s Cup, in which ORACLE TEAM USA staged a dramatic comeback, winning eight consecutive races to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand, 9-8.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–