Apr 5, 2012
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MotoGP™ expands worldwide TV coverage with new agreements for 2012
The 2012 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship gets off to a spectacular start this weekend in Qatar, with a host of new TV broadcast agreements in place, ensuring that millions of fans across the globe will be able to follow the excitement of the World Championship all season. Over 65 TV networks worldwide will be delivering the action from every Grand Prix to fans in over 200 countries this season, with many TV networks broadcasting MotoGP in full HD quality.
On a pan-regional basis, new long term agreements have been concluded with ESPN in Latin America and ESPN Star Sports in Asia whilst on-going agreements with Supersport in Africa and Al Jazeera, broadcasting in the Middle East, ensure that MotoGP reaches a truly global audience.
New broadcast agreements have also been signed, ahead of the 2012 season, with TV networks in countries throughout South America, Europe and Asia.
Globosat in Brazil, will be broadcasting all races live on their SPORTV channels, which marks the start of a new 3 year partnership with MotoGP.
In Europe, multi-year agreements have been closed with several key broadcast partners. SPORT1 Germany will be taking advantage of the recent success of Stefan Bradl, who this season moves up to the premier class after clinching the Moto2 title in 2011 and will be broadcasting all 2012 events live through their various broadcast platforms. All races and MotoGP qualifying practices will be shown on the main channel, SPORT1.
In France, Eurosport will be broadcasting all races and qualifying practices live with additional coverage of the MotoGP races broadcast on digital terrestrial channel NT1. Whilst, in Spain, with both Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa challenging for the Championship title this season, MotoGP switches broadcaster and moves to Mediaset EspaÃ±a who, as part of a new 5 season agreement, will be broadcasting extensive coverage of each Grand Prix on their Telecinco and Energy channels. Across the border in Portugal, MotoGP's partnership with SPORT TV has also been extended for a new 5 year term.
MotoGP changes broadcaster in Poland for 2012 where a long term agreement with Polsat will see MotoGP broadcast across Polsat channels in the territory and also in Turkey where MotoGP will be broadcast on SMART SPOR (D-smart platform) for the first time. Similarly in Greece, MotoGP coverage this season moves to OTE TV, the IPTV platform belonging to the national telecom company.
Renewed broadcast agreements with Viasat in the Scandinavian territories of Sweden, Norway and Denmark and also the Baltic territories of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Autoplus in Russia, Nova TV in Czech Republic, Setanta Sports in the Republic of Ireland, Sport5 in Israel and Sportklub in the Balkan territories of Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro, all secure the long term coverage of MotoGP in these other key European territories.
Throughout Asia, ESPN Star Sports will be augmenting their coverage of the World Championship this season and will broadcast all races and qualifying practices live, complemented by a new studio based highlights programme 'Two wheels' which will cover all MotoGP action on and off the track. Added to this, new broadcast agreements in India with Ten Sports, in Thailand with Channel 9, in China with Guangdong TV and in Japan with NTV as well as an ongoing agreement in Indonesia with terrestrial broadcaster TRANS TV, mean that fans throughout Asia will have more opportunities than ever before to follow MotoGP this season.
Additionally, Casey Stoner fans in Australia will be able to catch MotoGP races live on Network TEN this season, in an exciting new programming schedule which sees MotoGP the focus of a new Sunday evening live Motorsport block on TEN.
More, from a press release issued by FIM:
TV Coverage on 5 continents in 2012!
The FIM Endurance World Championship will enjoy TV coverage on all five continents in 2012. There will also be live broadcast coverage on MOTORS TV, Sport + and FIM TV.com for the "Bol d'Or" and the "24 Heures du Mans" rounds.
FIM Communications & Marketing Director Olivier Godallier welcomes the extensive coverage: "We are delighted to see that in 2012 this magnificent championship will be broadcast in over 80 countries by a dozen or so high-profile broadcasters throughout the world. The growing success of the FIM Endurance World Championship with the public is the result of close cooperation between the FIM, the event organisers, the teams, and all other parties involved. We would like to thank all our partners warmly for their support and their passion for motorcycle endurance, a sport with a difference."
Follow the Bol d'Or live on Motors TV, Sport+ and FIM-TV.com on Saturday 14 April from 10:20 to 11:30 and 14:30 to 22:00 and Sunday 15 April from 10:30 to 15:30.
You can also follow the race live on FIM-LIVE.COM with "Live Timing" from 14:30 on Saturday.
Many TV stations worldwide will be broadcasting a 52-minute resumÃ© of the Bol d'Or.
Full list of broadcasters for the 2012 FIM Endurance World Championship WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM
Full list of broadcasters for the 2012 FIM Endurance World Championship
SPORT.TV: Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, South Africa
Sport+ : French speaking Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion
Moto Action TV: Venezuela
Sport+: French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Bartelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
ESPN SPORTS: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Est Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Papu New Guinea, Philippes, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
TEN SPORTS: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
EX SPORTS: Japan
MOTORS TV: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK + Ireland, Ukraine
MOTO TV: Italy
SPORT TV: Portugal
Sport +: Andorra, Belgium, France, Monaco, Poland, Switzerland
ESPN: UK and Republic of Ireland
Sport+: French Polynesia, New Caledonia
About the FIM ()
The FIM (FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 107 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment.
The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994. WWW.FIM-LIVE.COM