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MotoGP extends partnership with Network4Media Group for Hungary

November 29, 2023

MotoGP and Network4 Media Group have signed an agreement for another four years, until 2027 inclusive, for the Luxembourg-based media company to continue to bring Hungarian fans the world’s biggest motorcycle racing Championship.

The Network4 Media Group has been broadcasting MotoGP™ since 2020, and thanks to this new agreement, fans will not miss a single important moment of the championship in the coming seasons either.

Under the extended contract, Network4 Media Group will continue to hold exclusive rights to MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship, which of course includes the awesome Tissot Sprint for the MotoGP™ class, introduced across the calendar in 2023. Hungarian audiences will be able to follow all the races, practice and qualifying sessions on Network4’s usual platforms (ARENA4 and MATCH4 sports TV channels and the NET4+ streaming service).

Ever since MotoGP™ has been available to Hungarian audiences, Network4 is the only broadcaster that has shown fans truly comprehensive coverage, including the best documentary series and extra content about the world of MotoGP™ and has also been providing multi-camera broadcasts on its streaming platform called NET4+.

There will be plenty to watch as this new contract begins too: the 2024 MotoGP™ season promises to be of record length, with a provisional calendar of 22 Grands Prix waiting for riders, teams and factories next year. The first race weekend of the season is planned for March 8-10 in Qatar, and the checkered flag will be waved for the last time on November 17 in Valencia, Spain. In total, the Championship will stage 22 race weekends across 18 countries, and the 2024 season will also see the sport celebrate its 75th anniversary as the world’s first motorsport World Championship. As ever, it only promises to get even better!

2024 is also a key season for Hungary, with Balaton Park included on the calendar as a reserve venue ahead of a planned return to the iconic Hungaroring in 2025. If there is a Grand Prix on the shores of Lake Balaton in 2024, and for future Hungarian Grand Prix events, they will be broadcast by Network4 Media Group on its free-to-air channel called MAX4 so that as many Hungarian viewers can see the historic event as possible.

András Borsány-Gyenes, President of Network4 Media Group: “We are proud to be able to continue broadcasting MotoGP races in the future. There is a significant and growing audience for top level motorcycle racing in Hungary, and we will continue to work to provide them with the best possible quality, extra content and multiple platforms to show them all the important moments of the series.”

Alex Arroyo, Head of Media Rights at Dorna Sports: “We’re very happy to extend our partnership with Network4. Hungary is an important market and home to our reserve venue next season as just a first step, with plans already announced to race at the Hungaroring from 2025. We know that with Network4 our Hungarian audience will continue to get top quality coverage, and new fans joining the sport – as audiences continue to increase – will have a fantastic broadcast waiting for them when they tune in.”

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