Eurosport gets MotoGP in Netherlands, Belgium
September 30, 2014
Eurosport has acquired 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.
For the Netherlands, Eurosport’s commentators and experts will be onsite, and joined at trackside, by an editorial team which will produce a customised feed enhancing the live action with interviews and reports from the Grand Prix each season.
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. Subscribers can access on PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV both Eurosport and Eurosport 2’s live simulcast of the races as well as seven additional live feeds to follow the action from different perspectives. The feeds include coverage from four on-board cameras, one helicopter feed, one live bike tracking feed and one live timing feed.
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.”