MotoGP

Telco BT will pay a slightly lower fee in its three-year renewal of MotoGP rights in the UK and Ireland as it will share live coverage of two Grands Prix – including the UK race – with a free-to-air broadcaster.

Cosmote, Greece’s dominant pay-television broadcaster, has maintained a flat fee in its latest renewal of exclusive MotoGP rights.

The Brazilian arm of Fox Sports will continue to broadcast races from this season’s MotoGP despite concern in Brazil over missed payments by its partner in the deal.

OTT platform DAZN’s decision to sublicense a pair of MotoGP Grands Prix to Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE will go some way to recovering subscribers who left its service in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has agreed a sublicensing deal with subscription OTT platform DAZN for a pair of MotoGP Grand Prix races later this year
USA

Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder of MotoGP, has prioritised exposure over the rights fee in its deal with US network NBC for the 2020-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

Motor cycling’s MotoGP has announced the launch of a virtual racing competition involving star riders from the series.

Dorna Sports, commercial rights-holder of MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), has engaged LaLiga, organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, to aid its efforts…

The debut season of MotoGP coverage on Canal Plus attracted an average audience of 412,000 subscribers for races taking place during the early afternoon timeslot, the French pay-TV broadcaster has said

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OTT streaming service DAZN’s acquisition of rights to World Rally Championship, MotoGP and IndyCar in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is part of its plan to avoid customer churn and bolster content in the summer months when its football coverage breaks.

UK digital channel Quest has acquired exclusive rights for free-to-air highlights of the MotoGP motorcycle-racing world championship

The Saran Media agency has extended a rights deal in Turkey for the MotoGP World Championship. The exclusive deal covers the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons of the motorcycle-racing series

Streaming platform DAZN launched its service in Spain on Wednesday, making it the company’s eighth confirmed market.

Mediaset has acquired free-to-air rights in Spain for two MotoGP motorcycling championship races in 2019 in a sublicensing deal with OTT operator DAZN, according to reports

Catalan public-service broadcaster TV3 will cover the MotoGP motorcycling championship for the first time in three decades after agreeing a sublicensing deal with sports streaming service DAZN

DAZN’s willingness to pay an increased rights fee – and its low price point for consumers – were the crucial factors in its successful bid for MotoGP rights in Spain this month. DAZN