ESPN Star Sports Agree Five Year Deal for MotoGP Rights

July 13, 2011

Dorna Sports, rx the owner commercial rights to MotoGP, cialis buy has agreed a five year deal with ESPN Star Sports (ESS) to broadcast the motorcycling championship in 24 Asian countries.

Star Sports has been broadcasting MotoGP for the past 16 years. The new deal will allow it to show footage on a variety of platforms.

Manel Arroyo, impotent Dorna Sports S.L. media managing director, said: “ESPN Star Sports is a longstanding partner of MotoGP in the region and we are happy to be extending our agreement with them. It is encouraging to have a dedicated partner in ESPN Star Sports who shares our ambition to bring the best of motorcycle racing to viewers throughout the whole of Asia.

“Fans that have followed the evolution of the sport on ESPN Star Sports will have many more great moments to catch in the coming seasons with their world-class coverage and commitment to take the sport to even greater heights. ESS will also be focusing on producing features around riders, teams and different MotoGP projects from the region, to give their coverage more local flavour and with coverage across all the ESS platforms – TV, internet, mobile, fans will have even more ways to keep up to date with MotoGP.”

Manu Sawhney, ESPN Star Sports’ managing director, added: “Over the years, we have been focused on growing our motor sports content, and this acquisition underlines our commitment to motor sports fans across the region. Our continued partnership with MotoGP represents the strong relationship with the rights holder, Dorna Sports, and with our on-going efforts to build and strengthen the sport on our networks, we have witnessed a growth in traction for the Championship. Leveraging on the reach of our networks and multiple media platforms, we aim to keep building MotoGP’s profile, while offering an excellent promotional platform for our business partners”.

The new deal will see ESS increase its coverage of MotoGP with plans for pre and post-race presentations as well as qualifying, onsite reports and a weekly show.