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Sports Bodies raise concern over Kenya Copyright Bill

A coalition of global sports bodies has written an open letter to the Kenyan government, expressing concern about the Copyright Amendment Bill currently before parliament, and its potential impact on the availability of international sports content in Kenya.The Sports Rights Owner Coalition (SROC) is an alliance of more than 50 international and national sport bodies, […]

February 15, 2022

DAZN, BT Sport deal close?

DAZN, the OTT sports platform, is reportedly on the brink of agreeing a deal to acquire BT Sport and its Premier League rights in a deal worth around £580 million (€695.5m). BT Sport’s initial £385 million deal with the Premier League ran from 2019 to 2022, before a three-year roll-over to 2025. BT Sport holds […]

February 2, 2022

BBC NI extends NW200 deal

BBC Sport NI has extended its broadcast deal with the fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200 by a further two years. Due to the pandemic the North West 200 hasn’t been staged since 2019, but the BBC has underlined its long-term commitment to Northern Ireland’s largest outside sporting event by renewing the deal until […]

January 21, 2022

Valentino Rossi Documentary on BT Sport

On December 4th BT Sport will be premiering its Valentino Rossi Special. The special is a look back at Valentino Rossi’s illustrious career in MotoGP after ‘The Doctor’ brought to an end his incredible 25-years in the sport. The documentary will provide a rare insight into Rossi’s career at the top level; in his own […]

December 1, 2021

Prime Video announces MotoGP docuseries

Prime Video has announced a new Amazon Exclusive docuseries about the MotoGP World Championship, motorbike racing’s premier international competition, which will show how riders and teams live, prepare for and compete in the championship’s races of the 2021 season. The series will launch exclusively on Prime Video in the UK, France, Italy and Spain and […]

November 25, 2021

StarHub adds SPOTV and SPOTV2

Singapore’s StarHub has announced an agreement to bring two new dedicated sports channels – SPOTV and SPOTV2 – to StarHub Entertainment customers. The channels are available for streaming on TVs and phones. All StarHub Sports+ and Sports Pass subscribers can catch live and on-demand coverage of motorsports (MotoGP) and table tennis events (WTT), tennis Grand […]

October 22, 2021

Eurosport India sees 53% reach growth

Eurosport India has seen a 53 per cent growth in their reach and 37 per cent increase in the time spent (Wk 1-29 vs Wk 30-35- 2021) , riding high on their acquisition of the live broadcast rights for Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games in the SAARC region. The 18-month-old sports-specific offering from the Discovery […]

September 15, 2021

Stand-alone 5G network at MotoGP

A collaboration between BT Sport, Dorna, Vislink, the University of Strathclyde and MotoGP has showcased the world’s first stand-alone private 5G network for sports broadcasting. Live pictures were broadcast to a worldwide audience from a 5G handheld camera which was on the grid before each race at the Monster Energy British Grand Prix at Silverstone […]

September 2, 2021By Colin Mann

ITV4 to air MotoGP France

Dorna Sports has confirmed free-to-air coverage of the SHARK Grand Prix de France across the UK. The FIM MotoGP World Championship races of all three classes – MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 – will all be shown live on ITV4 on May 16th. ITV4 became the new home of free-to-air MotoGP highlights at the start of […]

May 14, 2021

Grass Valley Switcher helps DORNA Sports shift fears for MotoGP

Grass Valley has announced its Kahuna 6400 production switcher is central to DORNA Sports’ workflow for the live production of the 2021 Grand Prix motorcycling season. DORNA, the commercial rights holder of the FIM MotoGP World Championships, will produce shows for 19 MotoGP events in 15 countries all over the world. Grass Valley’s switcher will […]

April 22, 2021