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BeIN Sports adds MotoGP to WorldSBK rights in North America

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired rights in North America for the MotoGP world championship and renewed a deal for fellow motorcycle-racing series WorldSBK.

The terms of the exclusive deals, which cover the US and Canada, were not disclosed.

The deals were brokered by Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder of MotoGP and WorldSBK, which is also known as the Superbike World Championship.

The rights will be exploited on the beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español channels and beIN Sports Connect digital service.

The beIN Sports channel, which will provide additional news and analysis throughout the season, has already committed to showing coverage of the 2016 MotoAmerica series, which like MotoGP and WorldSBK is also sanctioned by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).

Manel Arroyo, managing director of television and media at Dorna Sports, said: “BeIN will become the home of the top road racing series, as on top of MotoGP and WorldSBK they will start airing MotoAmerica this season. In addition, we are thrilled to have MotoGP aired in Spanish in the US for the first time, expanding the reach of the sport to its maximum.”