I have received the information that part of the TV coverage
can be seen in the
This is on the
(13 E, 11.727 GHz, Transponder 50, Polarization V, CLEAR, PAL).
But Bernie doesn't allow live coverage of the stages in that channel.
Nevertheless the programs "Jornal da Tarde" (13h00/13h40),
"Em Jogo" (13h45/14h15), "Telejornal" (20h00/20h45) and "Remate"
(hour unknow in RTP i) will have summaries and live reports from the roads.
See here the RTPi programming.
Others TV stations that will have something are:
BBC (Great Britain) YLE TV (Finland) RTBF (Belgium) CANAL PLUS (Spain)
TF 1 (France) ORF (Austria) DSF (Germany) ARD (Germany) NIPPON TV (JAPAN)
All times are local time (= GMT).
Saturday, March 22
16:50 - 18:30 (RTP2) : Rally Preview
Sunday, March 23
16:00 - 17:30 (RTP2) : TV-stage (Figueira da Foz) Live
Night (RTP1 ?) : A bit in "Domingo Desportivo"
Monday, March 24
10:10 - 11:00 (RTP1) : Live from Mortágua's airfield. Summary of
the first 3 PECs of the morning, interviews, classification
until that moment, etc...
Followed by the live coverage of the PEC 5 - Vila Pouca 1 (18.76 Km).
13:45 - 14:45 (RTP1) : Similar to the above:
includes PEC 8 - Vila Pouca 2 (18.76 Km).
16:26 - 17:15 (RTP1) : Live coverage of
PEC 10 - Sever/Albergaria (14.81 Km).
18:45 - 18:55 (RTP1) : Live from Póvoa de Varzim's studio
23:30 - 23:35 (RTP1) : Live coverage of the Arrival of the cars at
Póvoa de Varzim
00:30 - 00:45 (RTP1) : Day review (?)
Tuesday, March 25
09:15 - 10:30 (RTP1) : TV-stage (Lousada) Live
11:20 - 11:30 (RTP1) : Live coverage of the start from Lousada.
13:45 - 14:45 (RTP1) : Live from Vieira do Minho: Summary, times,
classifications, interviews, etc...
16:05 - 17:00 (RTP1) : Live coverage of
PEC 20 - Seixoso (7.56 Km) and Assistance park in Lixa.
21:25 - 21:35 (RTP1) : Arrival at Viseu Live
00:30 - 00:50 (RTP1) : Day review (?) Live from Viseu.
Wednesday, March 26
09:35 - 10:20 (RTP1) : Live coverage of
PEC 24 - Arganil/Coja 1 (20.80 Km).
11:10 - 11:25 (RTP1) : Live coverage from
the Assistance park in Arganil.
12:20 - 12:55 (RTP1) : Live coverage of
PEC 27 - Arganil/Coja 2 (20.80 Km)
13:45 - 14:15 (RTP1) : Live from Arganil: summary and reports.
16:20 - 17:00 (RTP1) : Live coverage of
PEC 31 - Figueiró dos Vinhos (10.48 Km)
18:25 - 18:50 (RTP1) : Arrival at Figueira da Foz.
00:00 - 00:20 (RTP1) : Final review from Figueira da Foz.
These informations are correct, to the best of my knowledge (based in
newspapers and an email from the coordinator RTP/Rallye de Portugal 97).
Of course, I can't take any responsability for eventual changes.
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