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MotoGP television data 2001

MotoGP television data 2001

Television audiences for the MotoGP World Championship 2001 season have once again demonstrated the competition´s firm position in the world of sport, with some impressive figures for the calendar year.

The annual total of television broadcast hours for MotoGP continued to grow in 2001, with 3,246 hours of coverage screened across 208 countries around the world. An average of 144 million viewers in 192 countries saw live or same-day-delayed transmissions of each Grand Prix through 42 networks, and a further 38 outlets offered edited or highlight packages to take the total average viewers per GP to 329 million.

During 2001 the main networks that had acquired the rights from Dorna Sports to broadcast MotoGP were Ten and Fox (Australia), NHK and NTV (Japan), France TV (France), Channel 5 (Great Britain), MDR (Germany), RAI (Italy), TVE (Spain), Globo (Brazil), SuperSport (South Africa), Speedvision (USA and Canada) and Center TV (Russia). For 2002 all these countries will have the same coverage. The only major change will be in Italy, where Mediaset takes over from RAI for the live broadcasts.

Last season´s MotoGP events received pan-continental coverage offered across Europe (Eurosport), Asia (ESPN-Star), Africa (SuperSport) and Latin America (ESPN-Latinamerica and ESPN-2), with 278 million homes across the globe reached via cable or satellite.

Thanks to this extensive coverage, the full amount of television viewers for the 2001 MotoGP World Championship totalled a massive 5,271 million people.

500cc, 2001

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