by Jane Eagleson
BMW ORACLE Racing will produce unprecedented online coverage of its challenge for the 33rd America's Cup, beginning with a team press conference on Friday, February 5.
The team's "Race Day" coverage, on www.bmworacleracing.com, will feature hours of live, original programming each race day, including the official live feed of the racing from the Host Broadcaster.
The first live streaming event on the website is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) at 19:30 CET (13:30 EST, 10:30 PST) when team founder Larry Ellison (USA), CEO Russell Coutts (NZL) and skipper James Spithill (AUS), meet the media at the BMW ORACLE Racing team base in Valencia, Spain.
"Race Day" programming kicks off on Monday, February 8, the first scheduled race day of the Match.
"Race Day" consists of several blocks of live programming, bringing and unprecedented, live, behind-the-scenes look at the team to sailing fans worldwide:
The Dock-Out Show - watch the team prepare for battle as they leave for the race course.
The Morning Show - an insider's look at the history of the America's Cup, the 33rd edition of the oldest trophy in sports, and BMW ORACLE Racing, live from the Oracle Cinema at the Team Base.
The Pre-Race Show - news and analysis ahead of the racing.
The 33rd America's Cup Match - we will then carry the official live feed from the Host Broadcaster, bringing you all the action from the race course. Racing is scheduled to start with a 10:00 warning signal ahead of the 10:06 start gun.
The Post-Race Show - analysis of what happened on the race course, featuring expert commentarz.
The Dock-In Show - cheer on the American challenger as the team returns to shore following the race.
Be sure to check www.bmworacleracing.com for air times.
"We're excited to be able to share our America's Cup experience with our supporters, and we're glad so many people will be able to ba a part of what is sure to be an incredible Match," said Russell Coutts, CEO of the team.
"The America's Cup has always been about the latest in technology, both on and off the water. Today it is easier than ever for us to bring the story of our team directly to our fans, and with "Race Day" that is exactly what we are doing."
BMW ORACLE Racing and its 90-foot trimaran, USA, featuring a towering 68-meter (223 feet) wing sail, will meet the Swiss defender, Alinghi 5, a catamaran, in a first-to-win-two-race Match.
In addition to the main team website, friends of the team can follow our blog at http://bmworacleracingblog.blogspot.com, our YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/bmworacleracingteam, or on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/bmworacle2010.
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