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ADV NewsHere’s Where You Can Watch The Dakar Rally 2024

Here’s Where You Can Watch The Dakar Rally 2024

Don't miss the action of the toughest rally raid on Earth.

Published on 12.29.2023

The adrenaline-fueled chaos of Dakar starts January 5th, kicking off what organizers say will be “the toughest edition since the race came to the Middle East.” One of the biggest obstacles will be the route itself with 12 punishing stages riddled with potential pitfalls and navigational challenges. Add to the menu the introduction of the new “48-hour Chrono Stage” in which competitors will be basically left to their own devices for over two days, and you know Dakar 2024 is not to be missed.

To document the action, Dakar organizers say they have dedicated significant resources to bring the adventure to TV viewers:

  • Over 560 accredited media representatives from 33 countries
  • 130 press and agency photographers
  •  5 TV helicopters
  • 8 TV vehicles roaming the tracks and roads 
  • 23 footage production and broadcast trucks
  • 22 camera operators and 26 on-board cameras
Where to watch Dakar Rally 2024

Where to Watch

In the United States, a new deal gives MAVTV same-day broadcast rights through 2026. For this upcoming edition of the Dakar the network will deliver one-hour daily highlight shows from Jan. 5 to Jan. 19, airing at noon ET/PT with an encore at 7 p.m. ET/PT. You can watch MAVTV through streaming services like Hulu+Live TV and YouTube TV as well as other nationwide providers such as Spectrum and DirectTV.


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In addition, NBC Sports will broadcast highlights on Peacock and other digital platforms including NBC’s Motosports YouTube channel. Here is the complete same-day coverage schedule of the 2024 Dakar Rally on Peacock:

DateCoveragePlatformTime (ET)
Fri., Jan. 5Prologue: Al-‘UlaPeacock7:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 6Stage 1: Al-‘Ula to Al HenakiyahPeacock7:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 7Stage 2: Al Henakiyah to Al DuwadimiPeacock7:30 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 8Stage 3: Al Duwadimi to Al SalamiyaPeacock7:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 9Stage 4: Al Salamiya to Al-HofufPeacock7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 10Stage 5: Al-Hofuf to ShubaytahPeacock7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 11Stage 6 (Part 1): ShubaytahPeacock7:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 12Stage 6 (Part 2): ShubaytahPeacock7:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 14Stage 7: Riyadh to Al DuwadimiPeacock7:30 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 15Stage 8: Al Duwadimi to Ha’ilPeacock7:30 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 16Stage 9: Ha’il to Al-‘UlaPeacock7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 17Stage 10: Al-‘UlaPeacock7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 18Stage 11: Al-‘Ula to YanbuPeacock7:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 19Stage 12: YanbuPeacock7:30 p.m.

Outside our shores, Eurosport will be reserving a three-hour slot every day, bringing programming to the 63 territories in its broadcasting area. In addition, the L’Equipe channel has acquired rights to broadcast the race in France devoting nearly four hours of coverage daily. For the first event of the season, it is teaming up with the long-standing broadcaster, France Télévisions, whose Tout le Sport daily show, with an average viewership of 1.1 million on France 3, is evolving into the Journal du Dakar.

In Mexico, Fox Sports is bringing back their coverage of the Dakar for a second year while in Spain Teledeporte and RTVE Play will also cover the event.

In the Middle East, Saudi Sport Company continues to expand its coverage, with an even bigger role for the Dakar on its SSC News and SSC2 channels. Also, the leading channel, MBC Action, available in 24 countries free of charge, will bring maximum exposure to the footage of the Dakar, as will the Shahid digital platform, with almost 5 million paid subscribers.

In the Baltic states, TV3 Group is coming on board, enabling the TV3 and TV6 channels to shine an even brighter spotlight on the performances of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian competitors. In Slovakia, RTVS will again be broadcasting the 52-minute daily coverage.

FloRacing and Red Bull TV

The popular sports broadcaster and streaming service, FloRacing, will be covering the 2024 Dakar Rally from start to finish. You can enjoy the race online by signing up to their streaming service or access the channel on your TV through Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV. If you are on the go, you can also opt to download the FloSports app on iOS or Android. Video footage from the event will be archived and stored in a video library for FloRacing subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscription.

An option that puts the spotlight on Red Bull racers is Red Bull TV, which will provide daily highlights, news from around the bivouac plus special features. You can catch  their regular Dakar Rally studio show Into the Dust, which includes coverage from each stage of the event and interviews with competitors from January 5th, 2024. For convenience, Red Bull TV offers an app to catch the action on different devices and you can also check out highlights on their YouTube channel

Official Dakar Rally website

The official rally site Dakar.com and its mobile application are the main hub for all the information to follow the race in real time. These resources offer live monitoring of the race with real-time tracking and cartography, live commentary, provisional results by category and kilometer point, daily stage videos, rider spotlight videos, interviews and more. Many of the videos are also accessible through the official Dakar YouTube channel and are available in four languages: French, English, Spanish and Arabic.

Besides launching its first-ever prediction game, a new feature is now also available from the race live coverage module: stage replay. Users can select multiple vehicles and relive a head-to-head clash of their favorite competitors by following on the map the traces that the entrants set during the stage, as if they had started at the same time.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Gediminas
Gediminas
January 6, 2024 9:53 am

Another simple but very useful Dakare timing website: https://dakartiming.eu/

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