SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 4, 2012) — The America’s Cup regional media partner NBC Bay Area plans to broadcast three days of live coverage around the AC World Series San Francisco (Oct. 4-7).
Beginning today, Thursday, NBC Bay Area will broadcast the racing live on its digital channel California NonStop (11.2 on over-the-air digital). It will also broadcast live racing on tomorrow, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6.
The “Super Sunday” final day of racing on Oct. 7 will be carried live by NBC Network, beginning at 1:30 pm PDT.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our viewers closer to the action,” said NBC Bay Area President and General Manager Richard Cerussi. “As an official partner the NBC Bay Area team will bring viewers thorough, in-depth reporting of all aspects of the Cup.”
NBC Bay Area will have live reports during morning, afternoon, and evening newscasts reporting on a variety of America’s Cup Stories leading up to and throughout each series.
NBC Bay Area will produce and broadcast “Countdown to the Cup,” a half-hour program featuring the latest AC World Series races and activities surrounding the events. The show is scheduled to air on Oct. 6 at 8:30 pm PDT, and rebroadcast on Oct. 7 at 3:00 pm PDT.
NBC Bay Area also will air “America’s Cup Discovered” on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 9:30 pm PDT.
(All schedules subject to change; check local listings.)
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About the America’s Cup
One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America’s Cup was first raced in 1851, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing competition its name.
The next Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series (July-August 2013) and America’s Cup Match (September 2013) will be held for the first time in San Francisco Bay, a natural sailing arena where more than one million spectators are expected.
The 2012-2013 racing season for the America’s Cup World Series opened in August, 2012, in San Francisco and continues October 2-7 (San Francisco), and into Europe in the spring of 2013.