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By motogp.com

Dorna and DAZN: a new era of MotoGP™ broadcasting in Spain

Exciting changes to the way Spanish fans can access and watch the World Championship

Tags MotoGP, 2018

MotoGP™ has signaled a new era for motorsport by awarding DAZN, the live and on demand sports streaming service, the exclusive Spanish broadcasting rights for MotoGP.

The move broadens horizons for MotoGP™ and supports its strategy to enlarge new audiences in one of the sport’s biggest and most successful markets. DAZN guarantees just one affordable price for access on all devices including Smart-TVs, Smartphones, Tablets, Games Consoles and PCs and no long-term contract with the main goal of spreading MotoGP™. Options of multi-device, multi-screen and multiple-feed streaming will give DAZN’s audience unrivalled coverage of the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship as well as a unique offering of each race weekend being available for a year on demand.

The new service will launch in Spain in early 2019 and will cover every session of MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™ from FP1 to the race, including the support races from the Talent Cups, Press Conferences and any relevant activity happening during the GP weekend, ensuring fans stay on top of every second of action.

The deal brings live online streaming to the sport, taking the action to where Spanish fans are and making the series more accessible than ever before. DAZN will be the exclusive streaming partner for MotoGP™, providing live streaming of every event combined with a regular window of free-to-air coverage – Live and SDD.

In order to round off the amazing offer for the viewers, DAZN will also stream the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and the FIM CEV Repsol.

Simon Denyer, CEO of DAZN Group, commented: “We’re expanding at an incredible pace with our unique approach, breathing new life into sports with long and distinguished heritages and growing audiences. We give fans what they want; affordable and flexible access to the sport they love. We’re delighted to partner with these progressive rights holders to launch another big European market and look forward to unveiling more first-class sport before we go live in 2019.”

Manel Arroyo, Managing Director, Dorna Sports said: “We are incredibly excited to begin this new chapter in the story of MotoGP. We extend our thanks to Movistar, with whom we first experienced pay TV platforms in Spain, and after a successful partnership, MotoGP™ and Dorna will now begin another new era with DAZN. The combination of world-leading streaming, OnDemand content and free-to-air coverage will reconceptualise how our Spanish audience can access with and enjoy MotoGP™; getting each fan closer to the sport and allowing us to grow and enlarge our audience in Spain like never before. We are sure that DAZN, with their incredible vision and experience, will be the perfect partner for MotoGP™".

About DAZN Group

DAZN Group is the digital leader in global sports media and one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with almost 3,000 employees in over 30 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports from broadcast planning and production through to content distribution and commercialisation. DAZN Group consists of two distinct consumer and B2B brands: DAZN and Perform Content.

DAZN is the world’s first global, purely sport live and OnDemand streaming service. Most recently securing multi-platform broadcast rights for Italian Serie A in Italy, DAZN is a market leader in Italy, Germany, the US, Canada and Japan, acquiring the rights to some of the biggest events and sports in the world – including domestic rights to national football leagues and key properties in each territory, as well as a move to revolutionise pay-per-view boxing in the US.

The consumer division is home to DAZN, the world's first pure-sport live and on-demand streaming service, as well as some of the most popular sports websites, including Goal.com, Sporting News, and Spox.com. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, just one affordable price for access on all devices including TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is already live in the USA, Canada, Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Visit https://media.dazn.com for more information.