MotoGP to BT?

Posted: 07 May 2013

Two weeks ago we uncovered rumours that the BBC is set to lose TV rights to MotoGP in 2014 to BT Vision. And, according to our insiders, GP organisers are planning to make an official announcement about an exciting new partnership later this week…

Any day now Dorna is expected to confirm the rumours we reported that BT Vision will be the new rights holder, and the big news is that they apparently bid up to around £10m for the deal, which is three-times the amount the BBC pledged!

With an investment this size, we’re expecting to see big things from BT, including fully interactive services such as multi-camera options, on-board lap coverage and bespoke content to the MotoGP viewer. However, the move to BT Vision may mean that viewers who do not sign up to the package miss out on highlights as previously aired on Eurosport.  

BT recently upped its game in sports by hiring former BBC F1 presenter Jake Humphrey to host its premiership football coverage and Claire Balding for its sports channel BT Sport. We don’t know about any new recruits with an interest in two wheels, but we’re interested to see exactly what the communications giant has planned for motorcycle sport!

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