Mediaset España, Dorna, the commercial rights holders of the MotoGP™ World Championship and Telefonica, on their the subscription based audiovisual platform MovistarTV, have made an initial agreement on shared broadcast rights for MotoGP™ in Spain in 2014.
Telecinco will show every World Championship race this year, via 9 live Grands Prix broadcasts and 10 delayed broadcasts, whilst Movistar TV will broadcast the entire MotoGP™ World Championship live in an innovative, unique and never-previously-seen format in Spain.
This joint sports broadcast rights agreement combines the strategies of delivering mass interest events to audiences on a free-to-air platform with the broadcast of specific exclusive events on subscription based channels, as is commonplace through Europe.
Both media companies will offer full MotoGP™ Grand Prix coverage: Telecinco will show races live from nine Grands Prix and will show 10 events via delayed broadcast. Meanwhile Movistar TV viewers can view every Grand Prix live, including practice and qualifying sessions, via a new dedicated channel which will bring viewers all the latest on and off track news and action. The new Movistar TV channel will include multiscreen broadcast, historic Grand Prix action, documentaries, films and additional World Championship programming.