Network TEN and Fox extend MotoGP TV deals

Wednesday 23rd April, 2014 - 2:06pm

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Network TEN and Fox Sports will continue to broadcast MotoGP in Australia until the end of 2016 after inking new deals with championship promoters Dorna Sports.

The new agreement ensures motorcycle racing’s top tier will remain on free-to-air television for at least another two seasons. 

Terrestrial television station Network TEN will broadcast all MotoGP races live via Channel ONE as well as simulcast on their TENplay online platform, over the coming two seasons.

The deal will see pay TV channel Fox Sports Australia televise every practice, qualifying session and race from MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 live across their channels. The footage will also be available via the on demand service.

Fox Sports claimed the rights from TEN to show Moto2 and Moto3 exclusively in Australia just days before the opening round of this season.

In addition to the arrangement, both Ten and Fox will also produce additional feature coverage from the Australian Grand Prix.

“We’re delighted that Australian audiences will be able to enjoy more extensive coverage of MotoGP over the next three years with Ten and Fox, via pay and free-to-air TV and online said Manel Arroyo, Dorna Managing Director

“Australia has a thriving motorcycle community with very loyal MotoGP fans and we always enjoy our visit to Phillip Island, one of the most beautiful tracks on the calendar.

“There will be more coverage of the action on track for our fans as we have two broadcast partners now who are supporting MotoGP and they will work with us to continue to grow our sport in Australia.”

MotoGP continues this weekend when the championship heads to the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo circuit for the Grand Prix of Argentina.

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