NBC Sports Group and MotoGP™ partner on multi-year rights agreement
MotoGP™ joins “The Home of Motorsports”, all races to be featured on NBC and NBCSN beginning in 2020, six WorldSBK races to be televised on NBCSN in 2020
Friday, 28 February 2020
NBC Sports Group and Dorna Sports are delighted to announce a new, multi-year media rights agreement in which NBC Sports has acquired the rights to present all MotoGP™ races across its platforms beginning in 2020.
NBC Sports opens the 2020 MotoGP™ calendar with coverage of the Qatar Grand Prix from Losail International Circuit on Sunday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, the first of 20 MotoGP races that will air on NBC and NBCSN in 2020.
Four races will air on NBC in 2020, beginning on Sunday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m. ET with the Spanish Grand Prix from Circuito de Jerez. Additionally, NBC will air the Dutch TT from the TT Circuit Assen on Sunday, June 28, at 4:30 p.m. ET; the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, October 25, at 3 p.m. ET; and the season finale in the Comunitat Valenciana in Spain on Sunday, November 15, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Five of the 20 MotoGP™ races in 2020 will air live on NBCSN, including the Grand Prix of the Americas from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Many of the races in the latter part of the 2020 MotoGP™ season will air immediately following live NASCAR coverage on NBCSN.
All race coverage that airs on NBC and NBCSN will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Live coverage of all 20 races will continue to stream on MotoGP™ VideoPass, both live and OnDemand, as will each and every session of MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™. Full WorldSBK VideoPass access will also remain available.
Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBCSN: “Our agreement with MotoGP further cements NBC Sports as the Home of Motorsports and enhances our comprehensive racing portfolio. We’re excited to bring MotoGP to viewers across the country and showcase the world’s premier motorcycle road racing series.”
Manel Arroyo, Managing Director of Dorna Sports: “I am delighted to announce this agreement with NBC Sports Group and see MotoGP broadcast on NBC and NBCSN. A giant of sports and motorsport broadcasting such as NBC will prove a valuable partner, and in an important market for MotoGP both now and historically. Some of our greatest MotoGP and WorldSBK Champions are American and have contributed such incredible chapters to the history of motorcycle racing, and we are delighted to see more of those chapters now have a new home thanks to this agreement with NBC Sports Group.”
MotoGP™ joins NBC Sports’ comprehensive motorsports portfolio and in addition to its MotoGP™ coverage, NBC Sports will present six races of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) on NBCSN in 2020, beginning Monday 2nd at 7 p.m. ET from Australia.
More, from a press release issued by Dorna WorldSBK Press Office: