Fox Sports lands Italian WRC rights until 2018
Fox Sports Italy, the Fox Networks Group broadcaster in Italy, has acquired rights to the next two seasons of motor racing's World Rally Championship.
Under the terms of the deal with rights-holder WRC Promoter, Fox Sports will show every stage either live or as live in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, as well as practice sessions, in-depth highlights and a magazine programme.
The action will air on the Fox Sports HD and Fox Sports Plus HD channels, which are available on the Sky Italia platform.
The new season starts with the Monte Carlo Rally on 22 January, which will be shown in Italy on Fox Sports Plus HD.
Other races this year are slated for Sweden, Mexico, France, Argentina, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Finland, Germany, Spain, the UK and Australia.
Mediaset Premium, the Italian pay-TV broadcaster owned by Mediaset, held exclusive rights in the country to the 2016 World Rally Championship.