WRC extends with Greek rights partner

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has struck a two-year extension to its rights deal with the World Rally Championship motorsport series.

Cosmote has broadcast the WRC since 2013, and its new deal covers the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

According to Greek website Sport24, Cosmote will provide greatly enhanced coverage from next year, including more than 150 hours of live programming per season.

The 2019 WRC season will open with the Monte Carlo Rally on January 24-27 and its 14-round calendar will include a new event in Chile on May 9-12 before concluding in Australia on November 14-17.