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MotoGP clinches agreement with national TV networks in Belgium and Republic of Ireland

MotoGP clinches agreement with national TV networks in Belgium and Republic of Ireland

MotoGP clinches agreement with national TV networks in Belgium and Republic of Ireland

MotoGP has secured new television deals with major terrestrial networks in both Belgium and the Republic of Ireland for the upcoming 2003 season which begins in Suzuka on April 6th.

The new agreement with RTL Club in Belgium means that all 16 events in the World Championship will be shown within a 90-minute programme, with the premier MotoGP class broadcast live alongside highlights of the 125cc and 250cc races.

In Ireland, the introduction of MotoGP will be more gradual and will be through the public network RTE. Initially two events have been scheduled to be shown live (Spanish Grand Prix and Portuguese Grand Prix), with the rest of the calendar to be broadcast through highlights packages during the following week.

"With these countries being added to our TV distribution list, it demonstrates clearly that MotoGP is globally becoming more and more appealing every single year. We are proud that the show that we put together with the fantastic riders and motorcycle manufacturers is being so well received," remarked Dorna's Managing Director Manel Arroyo.

Other agreements are currently in the process of being finalised with major national networks in the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Hungary.

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MotoGP, 2003

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