Chennaoui assumes wider role with Eurosport & Discovery
March 4, 2021
Eurosport has extended its partnership with presenter Orla Chennaoui. The multi-lingual broadcaster, who initially joined the Eurosport UK team in 2019 as lead cycling presenter, will take on a broader role within the business including host duties of Eurosport’s coverage of the FIM MotoGP World Championship in the Netherlands as well as a lead role in Eurosport’s special programming focussed on International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Further projects with Amsterdam-based Chennaoui will be announced in due course. Chennaoui will continue to front Eurosport’s coverage of cycling’s three Grand Tour’s in 2021 – Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and La Vuelta – having established a strong rapport with Eurosport’s team of world-class experts and commentators since joining from Sky two years ago.
Chennaoui said: “I am thrilled to become a bigger part of the Eurosport family and take on new sports, as well as build on everything we’ve done in the past few years with cycling. “I feel we’ve been able to create something special in cycling, along with the fans, and am really excited to develop that further. Working with Eurosport has been such a privilege for me, a professional dream come true and I’m delighted to have the chance to indulge my passion for other sports with the whole team.”
Scott Young, SVP Content and Production for Eurosport, added: “Orla is already one of the most respected personalities in cycling and fans of the sport immediately identify her with Eurosport and our coverage. Orla is a key member of our critically-acclaimed cycling coverage, clearly proud to be associated with Eurosport and our values. Beyond cycling, we are thrilled Orla will play an integral role in our coverage of other sports within the Eurosport and discovery+ portfolio in the months and years to come.”