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Fresh on the news that San Francisco has been named the official host to the 34th America's Cup, team Oracle is already demonstrating its commitment to sweeping changes that are promised to make the Cup more accessible to millions of TV viewers worldwide.
Not only will cameramen be allowed on the race boats themselves, but a spokesman for Larry Ellison today announced cameras will also be mounted where most previous America's Cup races have been decided - in New York State appellate courtrooms. For the first time in the Cup's 160-year history, yacht racing fans will witness live video coverage of all the heartstopping gavel to gavel action!
ESPN has been secretly working under wraps with technicians from George Lucas' Industrial Light And Magic to develop the high-definition 3-D 'DocketCam' that supposedly will explain in easy to understand onscreen graphics the legal maneuvers that make America's Cup racing so exciting.
ESPN's exclusive high-definition 3-D DocketCam shown mounted in a New York state courtroom.
Ellison said in a New Year's day interview, "The big obstacle to drawing a wider cup audience in the past has been that, after three years of legal competition, most people are clueless about what the heck is going on. We hope the DocketCam will solve that problem."
Finally, home viewers will be able to watch the drama of some of the world's highest paid tort attorneys deftly maneuvering to force their opponents into costly errors just before the start.
"This is match racing at its finest," Ellison said.
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