DAZN picks up MotoGP rights in German-speaking markets

Streaming platform DAZN has acquired rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the MotoGP motorcycle-racing series.

The deal covers the 2019 season, which gets underway this weekend in Qatar. The agreement also includes rights to the Moto2 and Moto3 series.

DAZN will show practice sessions, qualifying sessions and races, along with a weekly highlights show and the In Our Blood documentary series.

MotoGP will travel to Germany’s Sachsenring circuit on July 7 and Austria’s Spielberg circuit on August 11.

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