MotoGP has announced a new four-year agreement with an Indonesian free-to-air television network, Trans7 under which the broadcaster will continue to show the FIM MotoGP World Championship live and free-to-air in Indonesia.
The new extended four-year deal ensures that every premier class contest will be covered live from 2023 to 2026, obtaining the future of FTA coverage in one of MotoGP’s largest and most enthusiastic markets.
Trans7 has been a partner of the world’s fastest motorcycle racing championship for over two decades and is one of MotoGP’s longest-running broadcasters. This four-year contract extension has brought the partnership close to a quarter-century mark, and it is revealed in the same year that the new Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit debuts on the MotoGPTM calendar.
MotoGP returned to Indonesia for the first time in 25 years at the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia, with a brand-new home inviting the sport to the island of Lombok. Trans7 formed tailor-made coverage of the event, and the television coverage of the MotoGP race accomplished an astounding 40% audience share in Indonesia, demonstrating the country’s awe-inspiring passion for the game. Trans7’s coverage of the weekend included a live show following the pre-event parade in Jakarta’s capital city, as well as on-site rider interviews.
Trans7 has been acknowledged as the home of FTA MotoGP coverage in Indonesia for another four years and will continue to bring the finest of the game to the nation’s millions of fans, with each and every MotoGP race will be covered live, qualifying coverage, and custom fit pre-and post-show programming held from their Jakarta studio.
Nur Wahyuni Sulistiowati, CEO of Transmedia, said, “As a country with the biggest number of fans of MotoGP, we are proud that since 2022, Indonesia has officially become one of the hosts of MotoGP.
“MotoGP has always been one of the most anticipated sports programs in Indonesia. It is of utmost pride and pleasure for Trans7 to have been the official broadcaster of MotoGP in Indonesia for over two decades. We are delighted to renew our agreement with Dorna for another four years of exclusive MotoGP World Championship broadcasting.”
Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer of Dorna Sports, commented, “We’re excited to sign a new agreement with Trans7 for another four years, guaranteeing the best possible free-to-air coverage for our fans in Indonesia. Trans7 have trusted and invested in our sport for many years, helping us to build this incredible audience and provide one of our biggest markets with the quality coverage they deserve. With 40% of the country tuning in to watch the Indonesian GP on Trans7, there could be no better proof that the FTA coverage of our sport is in the best hands possible in Indonesia.”