Eurosport Ink MotoGP Deal in Netherlands & Belgium
By Community | September 30, 2014
French broadcaster Eurosport has secured the exclusive TV and digital rights for MotoGP in the Netherlands as well as pay TV and digital rights in Belgium for four seasons, running from 2015 to 2018.
All rights are exclusive for Eurosport in Belgium regarding the Dutch language for the 2016 to 2018 seasons.
The deal with Dorna Sports provides live rights in HD for all rounds in all three classes, MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3, including Friday’s free practice, Saturday’s qualifiers and Sunday’s races.
Eurosport also has exclusive digital rights in the Netherlands and non-exclusive digital rights in Belgium for all races on the Eurosport Player, Eurosport’s dedicated online TV service.
Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO of the Eurosport Group said: “We are very pleased to further increase our coverage of MotoGP with the addition of such an extensive, exclusive agreement with Dorna for The Netherlands and Belgium. It demonstrates Eurosport’s strategic ability to deliver strong content, in a consistent way, on a multi-territory basis. Fresh from our recent announcement to be the exclusive broadcaster in Germany it is a demonstration of our regional approach that we now add these two passionate motorsport markets to the MotoGP offer and bring fans the complete race weekend experience.”
Manel Arroyo, Dorna Sports Managing Director said: “Following the recent announcement of our agreement with Eurosport for Germany, we are very pleased to have made this agreement for the Netherlands and Belgium, two countries which also have a great heritage and interest in Grand Prix racing.
“We are certain that the reach, experience and expertise of Eurosport, as well as their commitment to producing localised content focussed on the Dutch and Belgian riders in Grand Prix, will further enhance the profile of our sport in the Netherlands and Belgium.”
This agreement follows the deal signed last week for exclusive live broadcast of MotoGP in Germany for the 2015-2018 seasons and the extension of the existing live rights deal, signed in April 2014, for the broadcast of MotoGP in France for the 2015-2017 seasons.