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14 days ago
By motogp.com

MotoGP™ extends partnership with Sky in Italy

A new contract sees MotoGP™ and WorldSBK remain with Sky for another four years

Tags MotoGP, 2021

Dorna Sports is pleased to confirm a four-year contract that will see the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship and the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship remain with Sky in Italy. The agreement runs from 2022 to 2025, extending a longstanding partnership between the broadcaster and the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championships.

Sky will continue to show every session of the MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ and MotoE™ classes live, with fans able to watch via satellite, fibre, on digital terrestrial and streaming via NOW. 

Six Grands Prix will also have each race shown live and free-to-air on TV8 as part of this new agreement, with the rest also shown free-to-air on same day delay.  

A dedicated team will be on site at every Grand Prix, providing tailor-made and extensive coverage including comprehensive pre- and post-race shows from the Sky team of expert pundits, presenters and commentators – bringing fans to the heart of the action. Sky Sport MotoGP, the dedicated 24/7 MotoGP™ channel, will maintain its presence as a point of reference in motorsport broadcasting, providing top quality coverage and insights from the paddock.  

All WorldSBK Rounds will be shown live, including each race for the World Superbike, World Supersport and World Supersport 300 categories.  

Coverage will also continue on digital platforms, with skysport.it to continue providing a wide range of videos, images, news, interviews, columns and more. News will also be reported in real time on Sky Sport 24, on the Sky Sport App and via official social media channels.  

The FIM CEV Repsol and Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup will also remain with Sky, joining MotoGP™, WorldSBK, Formula 1 and more at the home of motorsport in Italy. 

Marzio Perrelli, Sky Executive Vice President: "This agreement confirms our commitment to motorcycling, which for years has been one of the pillars of Sky's great sports offer. We are proud to be the reference point for all two-wheel fans. Sky will deliver the storytelling of these four more seasons with great passion and its usual editorial quality, in addition to a viewing experience enhanced by new technological investments. Our channel dedicated to motorcycling goes far beyond the storytelling of the single races and will once again be the reference point for those who want to keep up to date and live this passion to the full."

Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer, Dorna Sports: "We're delighted to continue our partnership with Sky in Italy. A country with so much passion for our sport deserves the best possible coverage and Sky always deliver state-of-the-art broadcasting, with fantastic on-site programming from their dedicated team. This new agreement will see us reach the milestone of 12 seasons of collaboration and we very much look forward to these next four years together, providing our fans in Italy with the best motorcycle racing show possible – as well as reaching new audiences and growing our viewership through diversifying digital platforms and new ways for fans to watch and connect to MotoGP and Sky."

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