The organizers of Rally Sweden are working around the clock to try and find funding for international television coverage of the second round of the World Rally Championship.
Svenska Rally AB, the organizing company, has established a deadline of midday Tuesday to conclude deals to show footage from the Karlstad-based event.
This situation arose following the FIA's decision to transfer the television rights back to individual events, in the absence of an agreement with European cable/satellite sports channel Eurosport, which had seemed set to take over the promotion of the WRC after previous rights holder North One Sport went into bankruptcy administration last month.
Rally Sweden CEO Glenn Olsson said: "Finnish company Filmworks, which has produced TV broadcasts from the WRC for five years running, is prepared to come to Sweden on short notice, but we cannot make any decisions regarding production until we have secured that the revenues are in parity with the costs."
The production company could offer news feeds from every day of the event along with a daily 26-minute highlight show and a 52-minute event review show on Sunday. The second WRC round of 2012 will be filmed and shown in Sweden by SVT, but it is possible it will not be seen outside the country.