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In the last decade, the huge evolution of MotoGP™ has increased an already phenomenal global following for the sport as every meeting provides an enthralling day's action - which is ideal for spectators, TV broadcasters and sponsors all over the world.
The combination of the spectacular overtaking manoeuvres, remarkable cornering speeds, adrenaline pumping acceleration displays, passionate stadium crowds, truly competitive racing and ecstatic celebrations which define elite motorcycle racing means both the sporting interest and the audiences grow year on year.
There are more than 200 countries and territories receiving live or same-day-delayed broadcasts of the Grand Prix, with the coverage delivered to more than 337 million households worldwide. Hundreds of millions of spectators enjoy MotoGP™ live each race weekend, with a total of more than 13,000 media personnel attending Grand Prix throughout the season.
The draw of MotoGP™ is obvious. At venues such as Assen, Barcelona, Silverstone, Indianapolis, Jerez, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Mugello, Phillip Island, Sachsenring and Valencia, over 100,000 spectators attend the weekend's proceedings in person, and at some there are more than double that figure, highlighting the passionate following the sport enjoys.
The thrill of MotoGP™ is broadcast live throughout the world thanks to a huge team of television production staff, orchestrating more than 20 trackside cameras, two on-board micro-cameras on each MotoGP™ bike which capture every angle of the rider and his machinery in action, high-speed cameras capturing up to 2000 frames per second, and high-frequency cameras in the pit lane and on overhead helicopters.
Dorna Sports, which administrates and organises MotoGP™ racing and is the television rights holder and producer, also provides television networks around the world with a wide range of products including highlights and edited videos in many formats and lengths, standard or tailor-made. The service includes extensive coverage of activities away from racetracks during Grand Prix weekends and the off-season. Unilateral and multilateral satellite feeds are guaranteed by Dorna from every corner of the globe.