Ten renew free-to-air MotoGP rights

Australian commercial broadcaster Ten has renewed its free-to-air rights to the MotoGP motorcycling series in new three-year deal, from 2019 to 2021.

MotoGP has been aired by Ten for 21 years, with the most recent deal covering 2017 and 2018. Both agreements were struck with Dorna Sports, the commercial rights-holder for MotoGP.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports also held rights in 2017 and 2018.

The new deal is for live rights to every MotoGP event and includes additional live coverage of qualifying to the Australian Grand Prix. Coverage will be on Ten’s linear channel or via the Ten Play OTT platform.

Ten also currently broadcast free-to-air coverage of V8 Supercars and Formula One.