6 MAY 2016

ACROPOLIS RALLY TO BENEFIT FROM EXTENSIVE TV AND RADIO COVERAGE IN GREECE

*Star Central Greece will be event’s TV and radio broadcaster
*Coverage coincides with return to Lamia and Central Greece region              
                                                                                                                  

This week’s SEAJETS Acropolis Rally, round three of the FIA European Rally Championship, will be broadcast on terrestrial television and radio by Star Central Greece.

Star Central Greece will be the television and radio broadcaster of the 2016 Acropolis Rally and is based in the city of Lamia, which is this year hosting the legendary event for the first time since 2005.

Both the TV channel and Star FM 97.1 will have live coverage of the ceremonial start on Friday 6 May, taking place at the Leonidas monument in Thermopyles. Later that evening, there will be nearly two hours of live televised news and discussion from the Star Central Greece studio.

During the rally on Saturday and Sunday, there will be live radio broadcasts from the service park, while on TV there will be highlights of the action on and live coverage from the finish on Sunday. Throughout the week, Acropolis Rally news bulletins are being broadcast every two hours on both TV and radio. In addition to the TV and radio offerings, the websites www.tvstar.gr and www.starsports.gr will have news, photos and videos from the rally.

The coverage from Star Central Greece complements the ERC highlights from each round shown on Eurosport and other networks around the world, and the regular ERC Radio coverage from the stages.

ERC co-ordinator Jean-Baptiste Ley said: “Domestic coverage of the ERC rallies is key to local interest in the events, so with the Acropolis Rally making its return to Lamia and the Central Greece region this year, we’re pleased to see Star Central Greece broadcasting so much dedicated content. This will give rally fans living in the area more ways of following the ERC action, in addition to the ERC Radio and Eurosport TV coverage.”                                            

ENDS

Press enquiries: Anthony Peacock, media@fiaerc.com
Television enquiries: Antonios Argyropoulos, antonios@discovery.com   
Drivers and teams: Jean-Baptiste_Ley@discovery.com

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