Hi, at a time when more and more sport seems to be moving to pay TV providers, it’s good to hear great news from Quest – more live sport coming to Freeview… see full details below. The World Rallycross Championship, which we’ve only previously seen highlights for on Freeview, will now be shown in full – LIVE and FREE!
WORLD RX LIVE ON FREE-TO-AIR TV IN UK AND IRELAND
The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy and operated by IMG, will be broadcast live and in full for the first time on free-to-air television in the UK and Ireland in 2016. Quest has secured a deal to broadcast all 12 Championship rounds live on Sunday afternoons. In addition, the highlights show will be available to watch on ITV4 the following Tuesday evening and on Eurosport.
Last year Quest broadcast the highlights on Monday evenings with the final round in Argentina shown live on the channel. ITV4 – part of the ITV network – has not shown rallycross previously but has agreed to air World RX Championship highlights at 8pm on Tuesday evenings. Eurosport has committed to broadcast World RX highlights for the third year in a row.
Quest is available on Freeview channel 37, Sky on 144 or Virgin on 172. ITV4 can be viewed on Freeview channel 24. Eurosport 1 is available on Sky channel 410, Virgin Media 511 and BT TV 412. Eurosport 2 is on Sky channel 411, Virgin Media 525 and BT TV 413.
Niall Sloane, ITV’s Head of Sport, added: “Bringing the best of the FIA World Rallycross Championship action to our viewers free to air in a lively highlights show is another exciting addition to our portfolio of motorsports on ITV4.”
2016 WORLD RALLYCROSS CALENDAR DATES ON QUEST
- PORTUGAL – MONTALEGRE – 17 APRIL
- GERMANY – HOCKENHEIM – 8 MAY
- BELGIUM – METTET – 15 MAY
- UK – LYDDEN HILL – 29 MAY
- NORWAY – HELL – 12 JUNE
- SWEDEN – HOLJES – 3 JULY
- CANADA – TROIS-RIVIERES – 7 AUGUST
- FRANCE – LOHEAC – 4 SEPTEMBER
- SPAIN – BARCELONA – 18 SEPTEMBER
- LATVIA – RIGA – 2 OCTOBER
- GERMANY – ESTERING – 16 OCTOBER
- ARGENTINA – ROSARIO – 27 NOVEMBER