TV3 lands MotoGP rights package, DAZN partners up with Márquez

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 is set to launch in Spain this month, with MotoGP one of its prime rights assets having agreed a four-year rights deal, covering the 2019 to 2022 seasons.

TV3 last broadcast MotoGP in 1988, but has agreed a deal that will grant it live rights to the Argentinian Grand Prix on March 31 and the season-ending race in Valencia, Spain on November 17.

The coverage of these two events includes the qualification sessions, plus the Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP races. TV3 will also broadcast a one-hour highlights programme for every grand prix during the 2019 season.

Meanwhile, DAZN has stepped up preparations for its Spanish launch by agreeing a brand ambassador deal with local hero Marc Márquez. The reigning MotoGP champion, who has won five titles in total, will promote the brand in Spain as the face of the streaming service until 2021.

Along with MotoGP, DAZN has also secured other premium sports rights in Spain including football’s English Premier League and basketball’s EuroLeague.