News 21 Feb 2023

ASBK free-to-air broadcast to span across every round in 2023

Coverage confirmed for Phillip Island opener this Sunday afternoon.

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The free-to-air coverage of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) will see every round broadcast for up to three hours live on SBS Sport, with the platform showcasing our top domestic talent nationally.

The announcement effectively answers the question regarding if there will be coverage of the ASBK this weekend, with round one taking place alongside the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) opener at Phillip Island between 24-26 February.

Motorsport fans can tune into SBS this Sunday from 1:00pm-3:00pm to catch live action from the season-opening round, with ASBK TV to feature the commentary team of Steve Martin, Phil Harlum and host/pit lane reporter Kate Peck once more. For those who miss the ASBK live on SBS, replays will be available anytime on SBS On-Demand.

“ASBK TV in 2023 is the most extensive package with the biggest reach and most on-air hours in the sport’s history in Australia,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle. “We are very proud of the long relationship between ASBK and SBS Sport. As the home of Australian motorcycle racing this relationship has allowed us to showcase our amazing sport to a wider TV audience across Australia and around the world.

“With the expert commentary teams and specialised production crews covering ASBK in 2023, this will allow fans to experience every angle of the racing and behind-the-scenes features in high definition from the comfort of home. I am sure they will enjoy the championship battles ahead.”

No reference in today’s announcement was made to further streaming platforms and broadcast rights, with Stan Sports providing such rights – in addition to online streaming of the morning action – for the 2022 season in what was a significant shift for the series from Fox Sports.