Ten Sports to beam MotoGP live in India
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS): Ten Sports television network Thursday secured exclusive telecast rights for MotoGP, the premier World Championship for motorcycle road racing.
Through this deal, MotoGP will, for the first time, be broadcast exclusively by any television network in the Indian subcontinent.
This new deal between Ten Sports and MotoGP rights holders Dorna Sports will run for a period of five seasons starting 2015.
As part of this deal, Ten Sports will beam all MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 races and qualifying practices live on their network of six channels.
Ten Sports will also be offering multi-screen feeds on its digital platforms and will develop a dedicated MotoGP section on www.tensports.com.
"We are very excited to embark on this new journey with Dorna. We are committed to building this property in India over the next five years and viewers will witness unprecedented MotoGP programming initiatives on Ten Sports Network," Ten Sports global CEO Rajesh Sethi said in a release Thursday.
"Viewers identify MotoGP with the Ten Sports network, as can be seen with the higher MotoGP viewership numbers on Ten Sports viz a viz other networks. We have also been rights holders for this premium property since 2006 and we are delighted to continue and take this partnership to the next level."
The 2015 MotoGP season will kick-start in Qatar March 27 with the first of 18 races in the 2015 MotoGP calendar.