- Six Grands Prix broadcast in FTA on TV8
- The Sky team will be present at every race, providing pre and post race coverage
- In addition, Enel signs a partnership extension with MotoGP and MotoE
Moto GP promoter Dorna Sports has announced a four-year broadcast rights extension with the Italian pay-TV network Sky Italia.
The new agreement will run from 2022 to 2025 and covers the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE categories, as well as the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK).
Sky will continue to live stream every session of the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE series, with viewers able to watch via satellite, fiber, digital terrestrial and streaming via the Now over-the-top (OTT) platform.
In addition, six Grands Prix will be broadcast live on the free channel TV8, the remainder being broadcast on the same day.
Members of the Sky team will also be present at each Grand Prix, providing coverage on the pitch including pre and post-race performances, while Sky Sport MotoGP, the dedicated 24-hour MotoGP channel, will continue to broadcast. stream content from the paddock. .
In addition, all WorldSBK races will be televised live on Sky, including the World Superbike, World Supersport and World Supersport 300 categories.
Manel Arroyo, Commercial Director of Dorna Sports, said: “A country with so much passion for our sport deserves the best possible coverage and Sky always offers state-of-the-art broadcasting, with fantastic on-site programming from their dedicated team. . .
“This new agreement will allow us to reach the milestone of 12 seasons of collaboration and we look forward to the next four years together, providing our fans in Italy with the best possible motorcycle racing spectacle – as well as reaching new audiences. and grow audiences by diversifying digital platforms and new ways for fans to watch and connect to MotoGP and Sky.
Elsewhere in motorcycle racing, MotoGP and the MotoE Electric Championship have signed a three-year partnership extension with Italian electricity and gas company Enel.
Enel has been the title sponsor of MotoE since the inception of the series in 2019 and has since provided smart charging solutions for motorcycles used in the championship.
As part of the extended agreement, Enel will continue to play its role as MotoE’s official smart charging partner until 2024 and will remain the title sponsor of the series.
In addition, Enel will remain MotoGP’s sustainable energy partner for the duration of the agreement.
Marc Saurina, Senior Director of Global Business Partnerships at Dorna Sports, said: “Since the debut of MotoE in 2019, we have grown stronger by creating a competitive, exciting and important series that is true to its values and those of those around them. and competitive. racing – perfectly aligned with Dorna’s ESG strategy.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership to take MotoE to even higher heights and working together on sustainability as Enel continues to play a vital role throughout the paddock as a sustainable energy partner. “