WRC+

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WRC+ (also known as WRC plus) is the over-the-top official media service provider of the FIA World Rally Championship, provided by WRC Promoter GmbH, distributed digitally on connected TVs, smartphones, tablets, and on its website. It is available globally offering a subscription-based streaming service, with live coverage of each event of the World Rally Championship series, along with real time GPS tracking, onboard videos of every rally, and 2.5 hours of on-demand highlights videos every rally event.[1] Programming is in English language and Spanish commentary is available for the live stages since Rally Monte Carlo 2019.[2]

Development[edit]

Since 2014, the WRC+ subscription OTT service was providing a couple of live stages per event, including the Power Stage at the end of each rally. With the introduction of WRC+ ALL Live in 2018, for the first time in the championship's history, every special stage from each round was shown as it happens, allowing the fans to follow the FIA World Rally Championship much better in 2018.[3][4] The first rally that streamed all stages live was Rally Monte Carlo on January 25, 2018.[5][6]

WRC plus service plans are divided into two price tiers; the lowest includes limited access to the live coverage and the highest, allows access to all live coverage produced during rally event. Both are available on a monthly or yearly basis.[7]

In January 19th, 2019, WRC+ ALL LIVE, launched live coverage with live commentary in Spanish for all live stages.[8]

Broadcasting[edit]

Country Worldwide
Language English / Spanish
Free-to-air / Free-to-view / Pay Pay
Preview Magazine Yes
Daily Highlights Yes
Event Highlights Yes
Live Coverage of Power stage Yes
Live Coverage of other stages Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WRC+ is the new way to watch rally". www.redbull.com. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "WRC+ All Live launches in Spanish". www.wrc.com. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Motorsport: Major live TV upgrade for World Rally Championship coverage". www.nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  4. ^ "World Rally Championship launches live streaming service". www.sportmedia.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  5. ^ "World Rally Championship unveils 'pioneering' broadcast plan". www.sportbusiness.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Broadcast breakthrough to live-stream all WRC Rally Australia stages in 2018". www.rally.com.au. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  7. ^ "WRC's Live Coverage Revolution in 2018". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  8. ^ "WRC+ All Live launches in Spanish". www.wrc.com. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.

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