Channel 5 to continue World Rally Championship coverage in 2017

Channel 5 will continue to broadcast highlights of the World Rally Championship this year, it has been confirmed.

Scheduling information for the Monte Carlo Rally shows that the channel will broadcast highlights on Monday 23rd January at 19:00, the same slot as last season.

An official press release has not been released as of writing, but I would expect the same level of coverage as last season with live coverage of the Wales Rally GB in October.

BT Sport and Motors TV will continue to air daily highlights, with the former also airing live coverage.

The main change for the championship this year will come from Red Bull TV, which will be bringing a “fresh and exciting” approach to its new WRC coverage.

It looks like their programming will be different to what will be offered to broadcasters such as Channel 5 and BT, with Red Bull’s coverage featuring guests such as Mark Webber.

4 thoughts on “Channel 5 to continue World Rally Championship coverage in 2017

  1. It is safe to say the WRC coverage is trying to take advantage of the big HD screen world we’re in to reduce the size of the on-screen graphics.

    On my modest 32″ HD TV the captions were only just readable. I’ll have take a look at the SD version next time.

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