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Live streaming service unveiled for America’s Cup

The America’s Cup Event Authority has launched a dedicated live streaming service for the sailing event.

AC+ will be available via the America’s Cup app and website and goes live ahead of the first event of the 35th America’s Cup – the America’s Cup World Series regatta in the English city of Portsmouth this weekend.

The new online service operates in parallel with the event’s international broadcast agreements and will feature live streaming coverage of the races, subject to territorial restrictions, as well as an enhanced ‘second screen’ experience. The ACEA said more broadcast arrangements for the America’s Cup will be announced soon.

AC+ is a paid service, with a charge of $7.99 (€7.25) to enjoy the opening America’s Cup World Series race. The America’s Cup app is free to download for Android and iOS devices.

“AC+ is about giving a more immersive experience to the viewer,” Antonio Bertone, chief marketing officer of the 35th America’s Cup, said. “Via the re-launched America’s Cup App, the viewer can decide how to watch the racing, by following the broadcast or focusing in on a favourite team via the on-board cameras.”