WRC to use drones to enhance TV coverage

The World Rally Championship has secured an agreement that will see aerial footage filmed by drones of all of the events of the 2016 season.

A new deal between the WRC promoter and drone maker DJI will provide fans with the aerial footage, which will be integrated into television broadcasts staring with his month's Rallye Monte Carlo.

The drone pilots will work with WRC TV in all 14 rounds of the championship.

"WRC generates powerful and vivid imagery in amazing landscapes around the globe and we strive to bring the excitement and drama from the stages to fans in our programmes," said WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla.

"To do that we require advanced technology that reliably delivers high quality footage under constantly changing and challenging conditions.

"The pictures from DJI's drones will provide a new viewing experience, enabling fans to watch the action from a different perspective and make WRC programmes even more spectacular."

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