NBC Sports Group presents More Than 40 House of Coverage from 2017 AMERICA'S CUP This Week

NBC Sports Group will present more than 40 hours of coverage of the 2017 America's Cup from Bermuda across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app, beginning this Friday, May 26, with coverage of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers on NBCSN.

NBCSN and the NBC Sports app will provide comprehensive coverage of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs through Monday, June 12. The first races of the final stage of competition in the 35th America's Cup, the America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, will take place on Saturday, June 17, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2017 America's Cup.

ORACLE TEAM USA aims to defend the America's Cup for a third consecutive time, following one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of sport at the 2013 America's Cup. In 2013 in San Francisco, ORACLE TEAM USA and skipper Jimmy Spithill trailed Team New Zealand by a score of 8-1, before winning eight consecutive races to stun the sailing world and retain the oldest trophy in international sport.

Alastair Eykyn (play-by-play) and former America's Cup Helmsman and VOLVO OCEAN RACE skipper Ken Read (analyst) will provide race commentary throughout the 2017 America's Cup. Veteran announcer Todd Harris will anchor NBC Sports Group's pre-race and post-race studio coverage on-site from Bermuda's Great Sound during the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs and the America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton.

For the second consecutive time, NBC Sports Group will employ the Emmy Award-winning AC LiveLine graphics package to provide viewers real-time on-course information throughout the event. Created by the same Emmy award-winning team that developed the yellow first-down line widely used in the broadcast of American football, this revolutionary graphics system enables embedded technical aids for viewers, such as ahead-behind lines so audiences can clearly see who is leading the race.

AC LiveLine won an Emmy Award for technical achievement in 2012. In addition, the live broadcasts of America's Cup class racing were nominated for the 2013 Emmy Awards and 2012 Royal Television Society Awards.

Following is NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2017 America's Cup, subject to change:

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Fri., May 26 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1* NBCSN 6 p.m.
Sat., May 27 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Sun., May 28 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Mon., May 29 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1** NBCSN 12 a.m.
Mon., May 29 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1** NBCSN 9 a.m.
Mon., May 29 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1** NBCSN 11 a.m.
Mon., May 29 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 1 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Tues., May 30 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Wed., May 31 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Fri., June 2 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Sat., June 3 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers: Round Robin 2 NBCSN 1 p.m.
Tues., June 6 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Semifinals NBC Sports App 1 p.m.
Wed., June 7 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Semifinals NBC Sports App 1 p.m.
Thur., June 8 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Semifinals NBC Sports App 1 p.m.
Sat., June 10 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Finals NBCSN 1 p.m.
Sun., June 11 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Finals NBCSN 1 p.m.
Mon., June 12 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Finals (if needed) NBCSN 1 p.m.
Sat., June 17 America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton NBC 1 p.m.
Sun., June 18 America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton NBC 1 p.m.
Sat., June 24 America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton NBC 1 p.m.
Sun., June 25 America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton NBC 1 p.m.
Mon., June 26 America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton (if needed) NBCSN 1 p.m.
Tues., June 27 America's Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton (if needed) NBCSN 1 p.m.

*SDD
**Encore Presentation

NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream the 2017 America's Cup to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via "TV Everywhere," giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.

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