By Jonathan Easton
Spanish pubcaster RTVE has agreed a deal with MotoGP promoter Dorna Sports and rights holder DAZN.
The broadcaster will show live coverage of the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria from Austria in August and the Gran Premio Michelin de Aragon in Spain during October. Both races will have their Friday and Saturday practice sessions broadcast on Teledeporte. MotoGP and Moto3 qualifying will be shown on La 1 and Moto2 will be broadcast on Teledeporte.
Teledeporte will also air warmups, while the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 races will be broadcast on La 1.
In addition, Teledeporte will show comprehensive coverage of the entire 2020 season on delay, with coverage complemented by analysis and highlights.
DAZN will continue to be the competition’s primary broadcaster, with live coverage of all 16 races – including the two which will now be shown by RTVE. Spain is one of MotoGP’s biggest markets, with DAZN snatching the rights from Telefónica in a deal that will run until 2022.
The sports disruptor launched in the country in early 2019 and managed to chart over 49 million hours streamed within the first year. It claimed that MotoGP viewership grew by over 10% in Spain over the period, with June’s Catalunya race being its most-watched broadcast of the year. https://www.digitaltveurope.com