The America's Cup LiveLine technology took home an Emmy for extraordinary technical innovation. LiveLine superimposes graphics on the race course for viewers watching at home, which easily show which boats are leading the race and the race-course boundaries. LiveLine, developed under the hand of America's Cup Director Technology Stan Honey, makes the racing more accessible for more fans, and it also gives the race management precise data.
“We’re honored by this award. At the core, this team’s efforts are driven by a passion for sports and connecting people to sports they otherwise might not have the opportunity to view,” said Stephen Barclay, interim CEO, America’s Cup Event Authority, in the America's Cup press release. “Stan Honey (America’s Cup Director of Technology) and the rest of the team are to be commended for their role in developing this technology that is assisting America’s Cup to be broadcast internationally. This Emmy recognizes that this technology helps new fans and veteran racers to enjoy a spectacular visual experience in a way never before imagined.”
Read more about the technology of the America's Cup by electronics editor Ben Elllison.
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