Several of the event’s 20 stages will be shown live, including the final 5.7 km Super Special Stage through Haguenau, the birthplace of nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb.
Oliver Ciesla, Managing Director of WRC Promoter GmbH, the championship’s commercial right holder, revealed that more live stages are planned for 2014.
“The positive feedback from our TV partners and fans after the live broadcast of the Rally Finland in August and the large interest in the broadcast of the Rallye de France affirms our plan to provide regular live coverage of the WRC in the future. Plans are currently being made for the live broadcast of at least eight rallies in 2014,” he said.
Among the broadcasters showing live footage this weekend are:
MTV3 (Finland), Canal+ (France), SVT (Sweden), Viasat (Norway and Denmark), SPORT1 (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), Canale Italia (Italy), Sport TV (Portugal), Supersport (Sub-Saharan Africa), Sky Network Television (New Zealand), Al Jazeera (Middle East and North Africa), Fox Sports International (Latin America), J Sports (Japan) and Speed TV (Australia).