Foxtel retains MotoGP rights in Australia

Foxtel's MotoGP coverage has seen double-digit annual audience growth.

Promoter Dorna Sports has announced a new five-year broadcast deal with Foxtel Group. The deal is expected to begin in 2022. Every MotoGP race, along with other motorsport series such as Formula One and Supercars, will be exclusively broadcasted live on Fox Sports and the Kayo streaming service starting in the 2022 season as part of the agreement.

Foxtel Group’s chief content and commercial officer, Amanda Laing, said that the new deal includes “free and paid” rights to MotoGP. Ten holds the free-to-air rights to the series in Australia.

From 2023 onwards, Foxtel will broadcast the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) live on its platforms in Australia under the new agreement.

With 2.4 million households now watching sport on Foxtel and Kayo, up 26 per cent on last year, the Foxtel Group provides the largest audience of sports fans in the country,” said Laing.

MotoGP is fantastic entertainment and we have seen double-digit annual audience growth over the past six years. Kayo has turbo-charged this growth, attracting a new legion of fans.”

The 2021 season is up 28 per cent on last year and featured the record-breaking MotoGP Spanish GP, won by Australian Jack Miller and watched by almost 180,000 fans.

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