News 10 Nov 2016

Fox Sports extends MotoGP and WorldSBK television deal

Live coverage to continue via Foxtel in multi-year arrangement.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Fox Sports will continue to showcase two of the world’s premier motorcycle road racing championships, MotoGP and the WorldSBK, after today announcing extensions to both broadcast arrangements from 2017.

All MotoGP category races, including practice and qualifying sessions will continue to be broadcast live and in high definition on Fox Sports with no ad-breaks from lights out to the chequered flag in 2017 and 2018.

Fox Sports’ panel of experts will host every round live, offering the most comprehensive pre- and post-race analysis. Foxtel viewers will also be able to watch every Moto2 and Moto3 session from all 18 MotoGP World Championship events. This coverage will be exclusive to Fox Sports for all GPs outside of Australia.

The Foxtel channel will also continue to broadcast the WorldSBK and Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP) for another three seasons beginning 2017, with live and ad-break free racing including the WorldSBK Tissot-Superpole qualifying shootout.

“We have seen plenty of great racing across this year’s MotoGP and World Superbikes, with the highlight being Aussie star Jack Miller claiming his maiden MotoGP race win,” said Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany said.

“Today’s announcement is fantastic news for motorsport fans who will continue to enjoy the most comprehensive coverage of both championships on Australian TV. Add to this line-up, live coverage of every Supercars and Formula 1 race and there has never been a better time to be a motorsport fan.”

Manel Arroyo, Dorna Sports managing director, media and TV area, commented: “We’re thrilled that MotoGP and World Superbike will remain with Fox Sports in Australia and that Network Ten are on-board with MotoGP once again. It is fantastic news for Australian fans of motorcycle racing to see such incredible coverage of both championships for two more seasons.

“With a new Australian race winner on the MotoGP grid and the future of MotoGP and WorldSBK at Phillip Island confirmed, these renewals are the perfect final piece in the puzzle as passion for motorcycle racing continues to reach new heights in Australia.”

Foxtel sports subscribers will also be able to watch all the live racing whether at home or on the move via Foxtel Go. Fox Sports is exclusively available on Foxtel.