MotoGP™ will soon have a new home in Germany: Sky Sport. Sky Deutschland has secured the live broadcasting rights to the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship on pay TV for Germany, Austria and Switzerland on a long-term basis, will broadcast all MotoGP™ Grand Prix races and Tissot Sprints, as well as qualifying and practice sessions, live from the 2024 season on.
As part of the new agreement, Sky Sport will also offer live coverage of all Moto2™ and Moto3™ races, as well as all FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship races.
As motorsport fans are already accustomed to, Sky Sport will also offer several freely selectable channels for MotoGP™, including onboard cameras, data channels and a channel from a helicopter perspective.
Hans Gabbe, Senior Vice President Sports Rights & Commercialization at Sky Deutschland: "With the acquisition of the live broadcasting rights to MotoGP, as well as Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE, we will also be offering motorsport fans in Germany the best racing series in the world on two wheels. Whether MotoGP, Formula 1 or IndyCar Series: anyone who loves spectacular motorsport will find it on Sky Sport."
Alex Arroyo, Head of Media Rights, Dorna Sports: “We’re very happy to announce this new agreement with Sky Sport, the leaders within the pay TV ecosystem in Europe and Germany, broadcasting the best sporting content in the country. We know they will give MotoGP – for us, the best show on Earth – and our fans really high quality and comprehensive coverage. Germany, Austria and Switzerland are key markets for the sport, both historically and looking to the future as we look to expand even further. We already had a record crowd at the Sachsenring last year, and we’re excited to work with Sky to bring the world’s most exciting sport to even more fans across the region.”
All broadcasts of the MotoGP™ World Championship on Sky Sport will be broadcast via satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile and will be available as part of the Sky Sport package and on WOW Live-Sport.
The 2024 MotoGP™ season will comprise 22 Grand Prix weekends, each including a Sprint on Saturday and the longer Grand Prix race on Sunday. The season opener will take place in Qatar from March 8 to 10, 2024. Editorial details on Sky Sport's MotoGP broadcasts will be announced in good time before the start of the season.
About Sky Deutschland
Sky Deutschland is one of the leading entertainment providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The program lineup consists of the best live sports, exclusive series, the latest movies, diverse children's programming, exciting documentaries and entertaining shows – among others Sky Originals. Viewers can watch the program at home and on the go via Sky Q and Sky Ticket. The Sky Q entertainment platform offers everything from a single source: Sky and free TV channels, thousands of movies and series on demand, media libraries and many other apps. With Sky Ticket, customers can stream series, movies, and live sports flexibly in terms of location and time, and on a monthly cancelable basis. Sky Deutschland, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, is part of the Comcast Group and belongs to Europe's leading media and entertainment group Sky.
About MotoGP™ & Dorna Sports
The FIM Grand Prix World Championship, MotoGP™, is the world's most exciting sport. 22 of the fastest riders compete on purpose-built prototype motorcycles on some of the world’s greatest racetracks, creating one of the most thrilling shows on Earth. Since it was inaugurated in 1949, the sport has grown to comprise 20+ Grands Prix across five continents, with the television broadcast reaching hundreds of millions around the world.
Dorna Sports became the sole commercial and television rights holder of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship in 1991. Based in Madrid, Spain, with premises in Barcelona and a subsidiary in Rome, the Dorna Group is a leader in sports management, marketing and media, and has seen continued growth over the years; expanding from solely MotoGP™ to include other leading motorcycle racing championships across the globe.