MotoGP™ Extends With Foxtel Group In Australia
By Community | August 13, 2021
Dorna Sports is happy to confirm a new five-year deal with the Foxtel Group in Australia, with MotoGP™ to be shown exclusively live on Fox Sports and Kayo from 2022 onwards. A further contract extension also confirms the Foxtel Group as the home of WorldSBK in Australia from 2023.
The landmark deal confirms Fox Sports as the home of motorsport, with MotoGP™ and WorldSBK joining Supercars and Formula 1 in the strongest line-up of motorsports available anywhere to Australian fans.
MotoGP™ audiences in Australia have grown rapidly as the thrilling feats of the world’s fastest riders are showcased, with Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) rising to the challenge in the MotoGP™ World Championship and Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo) atop the Moto2™ standings before he steps up to MotoGP™ in 2022.
This new deal will see every race of the MotoGP™ World Championship shown live on Foxtel and Kayo from 2022, making sure fans Down Under don’t miss a second of the action.
Amanda Laing, Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer: “With 2.4 million households now watching sport on Foxtel and Kayo, up 26% on last year, the Foxtel Group provides the largest audience of sports fans in the country.
“MotoGP is fantastic entertainment and we have seen double-digit annual audience growth over the past six years. Kayo has turbo-charged this growth, attracting a new legion of fans.
“The 2021 season is up 28% on last year and featured the record-breaking MotoGP Spanish GP, won by Australian Jack Miller and watched by almost 180,000 fans.
“This exclusive multi-year deal sees us secure the free and paid rights with MotoGP and the exclusive renewal of our rights with World Superbike, cementing our unrivalled motorsport offering and again highlighting Foxtel and Kayo as the go-to destinations for sports fans in Australia.”
Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer, Dorna Sports: “For MotoGP it’s an honour. We are proud to extend, in a multi-year deal, our relationship and partnership with Fox Sports. Clearly to be with the home of motorsport in Australia at this moment, when new stars are arriving to the Championship in the main category, with Jack Miller now joined by Remy Gardner, makes us sure we’re going to deliver what the Fox Sports family needs and is expecting from MotoGP.
“We’re proud to be here because we have a challenge to develop new audiences together with Foxtel and Kayo. Thank you very much for your confidence in MotoGP.”