World Ral­ly­cross lands new TV deal

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Ev­ery round of the World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship will be shown live on free-to-air chan­nel Quest in the UK and Ire­land this sea­son.

Quest broad­cast the World RX fi­nale from Ar­gentina last sea­son as it hap­pened, the first time that ral­ly­cross had been live on free-to-air TV in the UK in three decades.

“It is in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing to bring live cov­er­age of the en­tire World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship sea­son to Quest in 2016,” said the chan­nel’s Si­mon Down­ing. “The cham­pi­onship has proven in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar with our view­ers. Adding com­pre­hen­sive cov­er­age of all the ac­tion this year ig­nites our sports of­fer­ing yet fur­ther.”

Event high­lights will also be broad­cast on ITV4 on the Tues­day evening fol­low­ing events, and on Eurosport.

The Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship has also an­nounced a new tele­vi­sion deal for 2016.

BT Sport will broad­cast one­hour high­lights pro­grammes pro­duced by Globe­cast, which is also work­ing with Bri­tish RX or­gan­is­ers to pro­vide on­line cov­er­age af­ter events have taken place.

“The fo­cus in 2016 is to de­liver suc­cess­ful events and pre­pare the cham­pi­onship for the fu­ture,” said Bri­tish RX man­ager Tim Whit­ting­ton. “Hav­ing a qual­ity TV prod­uct and a broad­caster who’s en­gaged with the cham­pi­onship is a key part of that.”

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