The company behind the Isle of Man TT television coverage and Guy Martin’s forthcoming ‘Speed’ series, North One Television, have been confirmed as the production company behind BT Sport’s foray into covering MotoGP. North One, part of the all3media, and BT Sport have agreed a five year deal.
Earlier this year we revealed BT Sports had acquired the rights to the FIM MotoGP World Championship from Dorna Sports ahead of both the BBC One and Eurosport and since then the company has bought in British MotoGP stars Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding and Bradley Smith as ambassadors.
Bike Social understands that plans for the coverage will include both build-up and review shows and the race coverage will be as technologically advanced as Sky Sports’ coverage of Formula One. The full details of the commentary and presenting team plus the hi-tech equipment on show will be unveiled in the New Year.
Each race weekend will feature full coverage of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 from each practice session to the race itself.
North One CEO Neil Duncanson described the approach as “pretty ground breaking”. He continued, “We don’t want to give anything away just yet, but it would be fair to say that MotoGP fans will not have seen anything like this. They will be super-served by BT Sport on screen and online, it really will be something special.”
BT Sport head Simon Green said, “We are delighted to be working with North One on our MotoGP coverage which starts next March in Qatar. North One has a wealth of experience in motorsport production and we look forward to working with them to develop ground-breaking MotoGP coverage in the UK.”
MotoGP will launch on BT Sport in March 2014 and the first race will be in Qatar on March 23.