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    Cool HD TV WRC coming to America !

    High-definition WRC coverage coming to America
    Television coverage of the FIA World Rally Championship will be available to millions of households in the USA later this year thanks to a new partnership between series promoters, ISC, and the Discovery Channel's HD Theater network.
    WRC programming will be shown weekly on HD Theater starting in October. As well as coverage from every round of the championship, a range of other features and news bulletins will be shown.
    Part of the Discovery Channel's range of networks, HD Theater is one of the most widely distributed high-definition services available in the United States. Specialising in adventure, technology, nature and world culture programming, HD Theater also covers a number of racing events, all of which are shown in a 1080i picture format and with 5.1 digital surround sound.
    “This is tremendous news for the championship and our fans in the United States," said Simon Long, ISC CEO. "It is a ground breaking deal which means the WRC has a high-profile broadcast presence in the United States via a hugely-respected, quality and innovative partner in Discovery Communication’s HD Theater,”
    “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to take the WRC to an ever wider audience in the significant U.S. market, and working with HD Theater to bring more attention to what we firmly believe is an ‘epic motorsport adventure by the world’s greatest drivers,’” he added.
    Clark Bunting, president and general manager of HD Theater, said: "HD Theater has been a pioneer in high-definition programming and we are excited to introduce the FIA World Rally Championships to our American audience. This year we’ve seen the action go from the snow-covered roads of Norway to the hairpin turns climbing the Cordobese Sierras of Argentina, and the adrenaline-fuelled rally action will shine in high-definition."


    click: WRC.com HD TV America News

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    click: Crash.net WRC/ISC USA TV deal

    The World Rally Championship will be seen in millions of households in the USA following a television deal with HD Theater, Discovery Communication's premier high-definition network, it has been announced.

    The one-year partnership, with the option to extend the USA broadcasters rights for up to four years, was secured by ISC, the worldwide media and commercial rights holder for the WRC.

    “This is tremendous news for the World Rally Championship and our fans in the United States. It is a ground breaking deal which means the WRC has a high-profile broadcast presence in the USA, via a hugely-respected, quality and innovative partner in Discovery Communication's HD Theater,” commented Simon Long, ISC CEO.

    “We're looking forward to the opportunity to take the WRC to an ever wider audience in the significant USA market, and working with HD Theater to bring more attention to what we firmly believe is an 'epic motorsport adventure by the world's greatest drivers.'”

    The WRC programming will premiere weekly on HD Theater starting in October 2009.

    The agreement provides HD Theater with coverage from each of the 12 worldwide 2009 WRC race events. Additionally, race previews and short-form content featuring news updates from each day of the rally will be made available to HD Theater.

    “HD Theater has been a pioneer in high-definition programming and we are excited to introduce the World Rally Championships to our American audience,” added Clark Bunting, president and general manager of HD Theater.

    “This year we've seen the action go from the snow-covered roads of Norway to the hairpin turns climbing the Cordobese Sierras of Argentina, and the adrenaline-fuelled rally action will shine in high-definition and is a critical addition to HD Theater's robust programming line-up.”

    HD Theater is one of the most widely distributed high-definition services available in the United States and showcases a range of compelling racing events.





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    Yes! Another sport on TV to bore the heck out of my fiancee

    At least I'll enjoy watching it.

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    That is great.

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    thats great news indeed,

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    I guess I really do need to go HD.

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    This is great news. I <3 HD Theater, and well, HD in general. Watching F1 and Tour de France coverage has been excellent.
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    woohoo cant wait, i have HD and they cover alot of stuff im interested in. I was watching the isle of man tt and that was incredible
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