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FIA seals TV deal for Rally Mexico

Sebastien Loeb, Citroen, Mexico 2011The FIA has confirmed agreement has been reached with the European Broadcast Union for the distribution of television coverage of this week's Rally Mexico.

Both parties are discussing extending the agreement beyond the third round of the WRC.

A statement from the WRC said: "The FIA is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the European Broadcast Union and its production house EPC for the distribution of the 2012 WRC Rally Guanajuato Mexico.

"Relying on a strong relationship with its members in rally's territories and on an efficient international distribution network, the EBU has been retained for the next round of the FIA World Rally Championship and further discussions are planned to ensure consistent distribution and production for the remainder of the 2012 season."

"In parallel, the FIA is currently assessing the numerous proposals received after the call for expression of interest it has launched to identify the best possible partner(s) to build a strong platform for the growth of the Championship from 2013 onwards."

A decision on the outcome of the expressions of interest will be made on March 30. It is reported that close to 30 individuals and companies have made contact with the FIA to work in the WRC.

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