After watching some of the pre Christmas and now the Prada races, I have to agree the broadcast standards are below par in this day and age of outside sports broadcasting.
Come On NZ lift your game. You have the whole world watching these races and in these times where a lot of the world is in lock down there is probably more people watching than previous cups.
Personally I think the coverage is quite good. And for New Zealanders the coverage is fairly open than other events with a non free to air broadcaster holding exclusive rights. This isn't like the London Olympics where you had to location spoof to get the host broadcaster feed (Which had interviews with sailors between races etc, unlike the international feed).
We have the choice of:
- TVNZ coverage (international feed, with different commentary, and cuts to to local correspondents (mostly between races etc.).
- Main international feed (I prefer the commentary, and less cuts away on this one to the above).
- Port entry stern camera (haven't tried this, but think it has onboard audio only)
- Starboard entry stern camera (haven't tried this, but think it has onboard audio only)
- Virtual eye (tracker - pan, zoom rotate etc) - Boat speeds, VMG, True wind speed etc.
Potential could set up a multi screen viewing setup with onboard audio of the boat you are following, and both the main feed (muted) and stern camera on separate screens.
People outside of NZ won't see the NZ feed. Either they will have an equivalent done with their local commentators, or will have the international feed. I don't think border exemptions were granted for journalists, so overseas networks are unlikely to have their preferred correspondents on the ground (or the water) in NZ. This might hurt international coverage somewhat (but it is not like there was spare MIQ capacity).