Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a six-season contract extension with CANAL+ which sees the iconic broadcaster retain the exclusive rights to the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship until 2029.
Every Free Practice, qualifying session and race for each category in the MotoGP™ World Championship will continue to be shown live and exclusively, with a broadcast team of pundits and experts on site at every round. At least two events per season will be shown free-to-air, and fans can also follow the action on myCANAL with live tracking, a choice of OnBoard cameras and multiview options. A dedicated OTT channel on myCANAL ensures fans always have MotoGP™ at their fingertips.
Since its arrival on CANAL+ in 2019, MotoGP™ has seen audience numbers grow exponentially, with a million people watching the Spanish Grand Prix in May 2021. Spectacular races, breath-taking competition and the incredible success of MotoGP™ World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), as well as compatriot and two-time World Champion Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing), are keeping French fans glued to their seats.
This six-year contract extension sees the fastest motorcycle racing Championship on Earth remain on CANAL+ as the channel continues to offer subscribers an incomparable selection of the world's biggest sports and motorsports.
Maxime Saada, President of the CANAL+ board: “We are delighted to extend our collaboration with Dorna for another six years of exclusive MotoGP World Championship broadcasting. The appeal of MotoGP is growing consistently for our subscribers, who praise the excellent work of our editorial teams. With the Formula 1 World Championship and WRC, this is another major asset in our sport offering."
Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer at Dorna Sports: “We are very proud not only to extend our contract with CANAL+, but to do so for another six seasons, showing the strength of our collaboration. It’s fantastic to see MotoGP enjoy ever-growing success across France and we are delighted to have a partner like CANAL+ providing such top quality coverage. I’m confident that together we can continue giving fans the best experience of MotoGP, as well as welcoming new audiences as the sport goes from strength to strength.”