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2018 MotoGP TV Coverage

As the engines fire up for another incredible season of racing, the global TV coverage of the MotoGP™ World Championship is equally hitting new heights. Growing year on year, there are now more than a hundred broadcasters and OTT services who bring the best of MotoGP™ to viewers around the world – increasing from 91 to 101 for this season. 26 broadcasters in Asia, 59 in Europe, 11 in the Americas and five across Africa and Oceania reach more than 400 million people worldwide.

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In addition, MotoGP™’s social media reach and following is also hitting a new crescendo. More than 22 million people keep up to date on our different platforms around the world. There are 12 million followers on Facebook, and the follower count on Instagram continues to grow after recently hitting the milestone of five million. On Twitter, the Championship has a direct audience of more than two and a half million – and the overall online engagement hits the huge total of 340 million. More than a billion video views on all digital platforms – added to more than a million subscribers to MotoGP™’s YouTube channel – also show the incredible online presence of the Championship and its content.

motogp tv coverageThe biggest changes for this season are in Asia. Fox Sports continue to broadcast across the region of South East Asia, Trans7 offers coverage in Indonesia and there are also several new deals. In Thailand, the home of the newest GP on the calendar, Fox Sports’ incredible in-depth coverage is complemented by new free-to-air coverage on PPTV. In Macau, free-to-air TDN join the roster offering the 52’ highlights program, and Sohu.com in China move into their second season of broadcasting in the most populous country in the world. Meanwhile, in Japan, coverage on G+ and NTV is joined by Hulu.com – direct to the viewer, multiscreen coverage – and Nittele.

In India, Sony Sports is the place to watch, and Setanta Sport provides coverage in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, who are now also represented on the Moto3™ grid.

Broadcaster OSN Sports 2 and Wavo continue their coverage in the Middle East, and African partner SuperSport continues to show all races and qualifying sessions live. In North America, BeIn Sport provide their incredible coverage of the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship in the USA and Canada, and Latin American partners ESPN Latin, ESPN HD and ESPN2 continue to cover MotoGP™ across the continent – with Brazil watching MotoGP™ on Sport TV/Globosat, and Argentina on ESPN+.

In Europe, in-depth coverage of MotoGP™ continues from Albania to Switzerland, from France to Portugal, from the Baltics to the Balkans – with partners ranging from Eurosport, Servus TV and Sky Italy to TV3 Sport and GO Sports. GO Sports are the new broadcaster in Malta, and the newest deal in Europe. Finland also have another year signed up on the C More channels of MTV – and there’s a new three-year deal in Greece for OTE Sport. And in Spain, MotoGP™ is live exclusively on Movistar MotoGP™, and there are highlights and post-race commentary on channel #0.

Live and exclusive coverage on BT Sport has been extended till 2021 in the UK and Ireland, and they will be one of those now offering fans the chance to watch races live in 360 OnBoard in an incredible new opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the action like never before.

“It’s a pleasure to be able to capture every aspect of our wonderful sport and broadcast it to the world,” says Manel Arroyo, Managing Director of Dorna Sports. “We have a highly competitive Championship that usually goes down to the wire at the end of the season, with a group of incredible contenders for the title and ten riders battling it out for second. This will be the 27th year that Dorna has managed the television rights of the MotoGP World Championship and we do it with the same level of passion as ever. A sport at this level deserves the best coverage possible, therefore we have prepared new graphics, 360 videos and many other improvements to our coverage that allow us to provide a top level product for fans around the world.”

Wherever you are, make sure to tune in to the first race of the season as another incredible year of MotoGP™ gets in gear.

Sources: Dorna Press
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