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BT Sport to increase coverage of WRC in new deal

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has renewed rights to the FIA World Rally Championship and has committed to significantly increasing its coverage of the motor racing series.

In the multi-year agreement, from 2019, BT will show live coverage from each of the 14 rounds. It will also broadcast a pre-event magazine show, nightly highlights and post-rally review during each round.

BT previously held WRC rights in a three-year deal from 2016 to 2018. Over the same period, WRC also had deals in place in the UK with Welsh-language public-service broadcaster S4C and commercial broadcaster Channel 5.

Having already secured new media-rights agreements from 2019 in Finland, France and Spain, WRC is thought to be close to announcing further deals in the coming weeks.

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