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Liberty Media should look to WRC to end F1 TV farce and pay-wall misery

Formula 1 has entered a brave new world in terms of coverage in 2019. Its long-term future on and off the track, as well as on and off the UK TV screens, continues to look unclear - but can it take solace from another motorsport series suffering the same issues on a smaller scale? The World Rally Championship has for the first time fallen completely behind a large and looming paywall after the failure of Channel 5 to extend its agreement to air highlights shows at the end of a day's running in snow, grit and/or mud. Sky Sports' stranglehold on F1 is tantalisingly close to completion; only the British Grand Prix will remain live and free-to-air in 2019 – only one race on a calendar...
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