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RTVE secures sublicensed rights to two MotoGP races from DAZN

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.

RTVE will broadcast the Styria Grand Prix from Austria and the Aragon Grand Prix from Spain later this year with the first running from August 16 to 18 and the second from October 16 to 18.

Both events will be aired on RTVE’s flagship La 1 channel and its free-to-air digital terrestrial channel Teledeporte sports channel as extensive coverage is put in place for each three-day Grand Prix.

Practice sessions from the Friday and Saturday of each Grand Prix will be broadcast on Teledeporte while the Sunday showpiece races will air on La 1.

DAZN last year agreed a similar deal with commercial free-to-air broadcaster Mediaset for the Argentinian and Spanish MotoGP Grands Prix.

DAZN holds the rights to MotoGP in Spain – one of the property’s biggest markets – in a deal that runs until the end of 2022. It agreed the deal with the property’s rights-holder Dorna Sports and wrestled the rights away from telco Telefónica to give it a major property in the territory at the time of its Spanish launch.