WRC on US TV
The US TV Channel, HD Theater has announced it’s coverage for the remaining 2009 FIA World Rally Championship starting on Sunday, October 4th. The channel, that is the first 24-hour high-definition network in the U.S., broadcast all of its content in 1080i and 5.1 digital surround sound.
The coverage starts with six new hours of action-packed rally programming culminating with the U.S. premiere of 2009′s first WRC event, RALLY IRELAND, at 8 PM ET”
Also in the six hours of “World Rally Madness” will be…
3:00 pm: GREATEST STAGES – This episode profiles the most challenging events from the history of rallying.
4:00 pm: DARING DRIVES – Viewers ride along as the legends of the WRC are pushed to the limit and beyond by some of the most spectacular and technical stages on the rally racing circuit.
5:00 pm: GREATEST CARS – The machines are the stars of this episode, which showcases the greatest rally cars of all time.
6:00 pm: TOP TEN SPECTACULAR CRASHES – Even the best make mistakes and in the WRC, those mistakes can be stunning. This program counts down the most exciting crashes in rallying history.
7:00 pm: 2009 WRC SEASON PREVIEW – This episode introduces viewers to the drivers, manufacturers and events that will make up the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship.
8:00 pm: RALLY IRELAND – The 2009 WRC kicks off with a monumental challenge: 217 miles of impossibly narrow, rain-slicked country roads through both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. These tight and serpentine stages take drivers through the Sligo Mountains and Fermanagh Lakelands where, in places, the narrow roads are little more than the width of a car.
HD Theater also plans to show all of this season’s action from the WRC with the following shows:
RALLY NORWAY – Sunday, October 11 from 8-9 PM ET
FXPRO CYPRUS RALLY – Sunday, October 18 from 8-9 PM ET
VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL – Sunday, October 25 from 8-9 PM ET
RALLY ARGENTINA – Sunday, November 1 from 8-9 PM ET
RALLY D’ITALIA SARDEGNA – Sunday, November 8 from 8-9 PM ET
ACROPOLIS RALLY OF GREECE – Sunday, November 15 from 8-9 PM ET
ORLEN RALLY POLAND – Sunday, November 22 from 8-9 PM ET
NESTE OIL RALLY FINLAND – Sunday, November 29 from 8-9 PM ET
REPCO RALLY AUSTRALIA – Sunday, December 6 from 8-9 PM ET
RACC RALLYE DE ESPANA – Sunday, December 13 from 8-9 PM ET
RALLY GB – Sunday, December 20 from 8-9 PM ET