MotoGP and WorldSBK coverage to air only on pay-TV
This morning Foxtel officially announced a new exclusive multi-year deal that will see every MotoGP practice, qualifying and championship race to be shown live on Foxtel and Kayo from 2022 onwards.
This of course means an end to Channel Ten’s free-to-air coverage. The only MotoGP event to be shown on free-to-air television from next year will be the Australian Grand Prix, as government anti-siphoning laws mandate the home event be shown on free-to-air television.
Foxtel also announced a renewed agreement to show every race of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship live on Foxtel and Kayo from 2023.
Amanda Laing – Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer
“With 2.4 million households now watching sport on Foxtel and Kayo, up 26% on last year, the Foxtel Group provides the largest audience of sports fans in the country. MotoGP is fantastic entertainment and we have seen double-digit annual audience growth over the past six years. Kayo has turbo-charged this growth, attracting a new legion of fans. The 2021 season is up 28 per cent on last year and featured the record-breaking MotoGP Spanish GP, won by Australian Jack Miller and watched by almost 180,000 fans. This exclusive multi-year deal sees us secure the free and paid rights with MotoGP and the exclusive renewal of our rights with World Superbike, cementing our unrivalled motorsport offering and again highlighting Foxtel and Kayo as the go-to destinations for sports fans in Australia.”
“For MotoGP it’s an honour. We are proud to extend, in a multi-year deal, our relationship and partnership with Fox Sports. Clearly to be with the home of motorsport in Australia at this moment, when new stars are arriving to the Championship in the main category, with Jack Miller now joined by Remy Gardner, makes us sure we’re going to deliver what the Fox Sports family needs and is expecting from MotoGP. We’re proud to be here because we have a challenge to develop new audiences together with Foxtel and Kayo. Thank you very much for your confidence in MotoGP.”
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