RTVE has acquired the Spanish free-to-air rights to the world's most prestigious sailing competition, the America's Cup.
Spain’s national broadcaster will have coverage from each day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs America’s Cup and the America’s Cup Match across its Teledeporte, La1, La 1 HD, La2, 24h and TVE Internacional channels.
“RTVE is an exciting addition to our already impressive line-up of broadcasters around the world,” said Dan Barnett, chief commercial officer of the America’s Cup. “The America’s Cup events in Bermuda in May and June have the potential to be the best in the 166 year history of the competition for the world’s oldest sporting trophy and it is very good news that Spanish sports fans, living in a country with such close links to the America’s Cup, will now have incredible, free-to-air coverage of the 35th America’s Cup, right across the country.”
The 2017 America's Cup will see the winning team from the 2017 Louis Vuitton Cup claim the right to face defending champions Oracle Team USA. Land Rover BAR start as favourites to win and will take two points into the Louis Vuitton Cup, having emerged victorious from the America's Cup World Series.