TVNZ announces blockbuster America’s Cup coverage

This summer, TVNZ is bringing Kiwis all the action on and off the water with exclusive coverage of the 36th America’s Cup. 

The jam-packed summer of sailing includes the PRADA America’s Cup World Series, the PRADA America’s Cup Christmas Race, the PRADA Cup and the main event.

Racing will be live and free-to-air on TVNZ 1 and on TVNZ OnDemand, ensuring viewers can choose the way they watch.

Toni Street, joined by Scotty Morrison, will host from TVNZ’s waterfront studio.

TVNZ’s Jack Tame, Emily van Velthooven and Kimberlee Downs will team up with experienced sailor Jesse Tuke to capture reactions from Auckland’s waterfront. Tuke has a special role reporting on the water from a chase boat.

Melodie Robinson, TVNZ’s GM of Sport and Events, says it won’t be your usual sports broadcast.

“We’ve all had one heck of a year and New Zealand is fortunate that we are one of the few countries who can gather in numbers to enjoy live sport. And while the 36th America’s Cup racing is going to blow the minds of people lucky enough to see the amazing boats, we’re balancing the highly technical sport with a dose of entertainment and action off the water.

“We’ve built a talented team to take viewers from the racing on the water to the many attractions and celebrations on shore. Our team will be nestled amongst the contenders in a special purpose-built studio, to deliver the latest news, views and to showcase the party atmosphere so audiences around the country feel a part of the action.”

PRADA America’s Cup World Series
17-19 December 2020

PRADA America’s Cup Christmas Race
20 December 2020

15 January – 22 February 2021

PRADA 36th America’s Cup
6 March – 15 March 2021

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