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ESPN acquires America’s Cup broadcast rights

Organizers of the 35th America’s Cup said ESPN acquired the exclusive multiplatform rights to the world’s biggest sailing event.

Organizers of the 35th America’s Cup said ESPN acquired the exclusive multiplatform rights to the world’s biggest sailing event.

The rights include more than 40 territories, including Mexico, Central America and South America, and non-exclusive rights in the Caribbean.

Under the agreement, ESPN International will air live racing and highlights of all events during the 35th America’s Cup, including the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in 2015 and 2016; the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs; the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup; and the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton from Bermuda in May and June of 2017.

“We’re happy to be working with the ESPN team again to build on the strength of what we achieved together in the last America’s Cup,” Harvey Schiller, the commercial commissioner of the America’s Cup, said in a statement. “This agreement will bring America’s Cup racing to millions of fans in Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.”

ESPN will air the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg, Sweden, next week, with racing on Aug. 29-30.

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