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Sunset+Vine appointed host broadcaster of Volvo Ocean Race

Sunset+Vine appointed host broadcaster of Volvo Ocean Race
Tim Dams
15 July 2013

Volvo Ocean Race has appointed Sunset+Vine as host broadcaster and distribution partner for its 2014-15 edition.

As well as delivering live coverage of the In-Port Race Series and Leg Starts, Sunset+Vine will distribute all race programming and news footage around the world. The production will be headed by the company’s specialist sailing unit Sunset+Vine|APP.

For the 12th edition of the race, each of the Volvo Ocean 65 boats will be equipped with sophisticated on-board filming, editing and satellite transmission equipment.

Over 2,000 people have applied to be onboard reporters in the race.

Richard Simmonds, Joint Managing Director, of Sunset+Vine|APP said: “The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most extreme events in world sport and this theme will lie at the heart of our coverage. From live video footage in the middle of a Southern Ocean storm to transporting the viewer into some of the remotest places on earth, our production will be driven from the very essence of this event."

Sunset+Vine was Volvo Ocean Race’s official TV partners in both 2005-06 and 2008-09 editions. The Sunset+Vine team also produced the Olympic sailing events for London 2012, and continue to produce CNN International’s sailing programme “Mainsail” while owning the production and distribution rights for Sea Master Sailing.

The Volvo Ocean Race began in 1973, when it was called the Whitbread Round the World Race.
The race will start on October 4, 2014 in Alicante, Spain and finish on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The 39,895-nautical-mile route will include stopovers in Recife (Brazil), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajaí (Brazil), Newport, Rhode Island (USA), Lisbon (Portugal) and Lorient (France).

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