An Emmy for the AC?

New computer graphics and data technology for the America's Cup has been recognized with an Emmy nomination.

The LiveLine data and graphics system used for America's Cup television broadcasting has been nominated for the George Wensel Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. According to the America's Cup press release, this award "recognizes extraordinary technical innovation that enhances the broadcast for viewers."

"The America's Cup has always been at the forefront of innovation for technology,” stated Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network in the press release. "We want to congratulate LiveLine on their Emmy nomination and are excited to able to work with them to provide this kind of cutting edge technology into our upcoming America's Cup broadcasts."

Liveline was developed for the America's Cup, and Director of Technology Stan Honey led the development team. Liveline overlays graphic elements that help viewers understand who is leading the race, while providing precise information for race management.

Read the complete press release.

Read more about the new technology of the America's Cup from electronics editor Ben Ellison.