Sport1 to show FIA World Rally Championship

Jörn Krieger | 16-01-2013

German commercial sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired an extensive rights package for the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

The one-year contract with the new WRC promoter - a joint company of The Sportsman Media Group and Red Bull Media House - covers exclusive live transmissions on television and editorial reports via Internet and mobile TV. Financial details have not been disclosed.

On its free-to-air channel, Sport1 will show highlights of each of this year's 13 races, including the ADAC Rally Deutschland in August 2013. Some races will be transmitted live.

This year's season kick-off will be on 17 January 2013 in Monte Carlo.