Motorcycling’s MotoGP World Championship has today announced broadcast rights deals with Discovery in Finland, Pro Plus in Slovenia, and RTVE in Spain ahead of its upcoming season.
All three deals were agreed with Dorna Sports, the promoter and commercial rightsholder of the competition.
Discovery will show the 2022 season exclusively live on its Discovery+ streaming service in Finland.
The US media giant will air all 21 races which begin with the Grand Prix of Qatar this Sunday (March 6).
Discovery+ will broadcast every event from each race weekend including free practice sessions of all Grand Prix classes, qualifying, and the races themselves.
The agreement also means viewers will be able to watch the first MotoGP race held in Finland live and exclusively on the streaming platform and on Discovery's free-to-air channels, with the Grand Prix taking place on July 10.
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Discovery will also air the MotoGP support races including MotoE, Moto2, and Moto3.
Meanwhile in Slovenia, media company Pro Plus has renewed its rights agreement with Dorna for the next five seasons.
The extended deal commences with the 2022 campaign and runs through to 2026.
Pro Plus will continue to show MotoGP and Moto2 races on its Kanal A channel, while it will additionally air free practices, as well as qualifying, and Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP races on the Voyo OTT platform. The service also shows the MotoE World Cup.
The deal prolongs a long-standing partnership between Pro Plus and Dorna. The broadcaster also recently signed a new five-year deal to retain Superbike World Championship rights until 2025.
In Spain, RTVE has secured rights to broadcast the Spanish and Aragon Grands Prix on home soil.
The commercial network will provide live and free-to-air coverage of both races, as well as free practices, qualifying, and the races in each category (MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3).
The Spanish Grand Prix will be held on May 1, while the race in Aragon will take place on September 18.
Warm-up sessions will be broadcast on RTVE’s free-to-air Teledeporte sports channel, while races will feature on its La 1 channel, including the MotoE World Cup race in Spain in May.
In addition, RTVE will show highlights of the MotoGP World Championship throughout the season with its coverage to begin in Qatar.
DAZN is the primary MotoGP rightsholder in Spain.