America’s Cup Television on the Beeb

BBC Sport’s Natalie Pirks visited Ben Ainslie in Bermuda to talk about his America’s Cup preparations and meet the team behind Ben and the British challenge.

Watch on Saturday 20 May on BBC News Channel at 00:30, 13:30 and 16:30 BST, Sunday 21 May at 05:30 and 14:30 BST and Wednesday at 03:30 BST.

The BBC Schedule of coverage: www.bbc.com/sport/sailing

* Sport 24, the only 24/7 live inflight and cruise line sports channel, will show live coverage of this year’s journey to the 35th America’s Cup on its two channels for the first time.

The IMG owned and operated service will broadcast live action from one of sport’s biggest event series across both Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra, culminating with the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton on 17-18 and 24-27 June.

Sport 24’s coverage will also include qualifying stages leading up to the finale, including the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers (26 May – 3 June), the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Finals (4 – 8 June), and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Finals (10 – 12 June).

* 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.

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