Portuguese pay-TV broadcaster Sport TV has extended its long-term broadcasting partnership with Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP for five years.
Sport TV has been broadcasting the MotoGP since the year 2009 in Portugal, and this deal ensures that it continues to carry exclusive coverage of the MotoGP for at least another five seasons.
The agreement also extends for the coverage of Moto2 and Moto3 support series, as well as the MotoE all-electric championship.
Commenting on the agreement, Nuno Ferreira Pires, Sport TV CEO, said, “After more than a decade with MotoGP, we keep verifying a fast-growing interest for the sport and we are very happy to continue contributing for that, during the next five years.
“MotoGP was a very important renewal for Sport TV with a Portuguese rider bringing excitement and passion to the fans and the Portimão event contributing for an extraordinary engagement. MotoGP is the top content in our motorsports offering that we want to become the most spectacular ever in Portugal.”
Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer at Dorna Sports said, “We’re very proud to continue our relationship with SPORT TV for another five years. Since 2009, they have been a vital partner in establishing an incredibly passionate audience for the sport in Portugal; an audience we are sure we can continue growing together.
He further added, “With the success of Miguel Oliveira flying the flag in the premier class, and the Portuguese GP back on the calendar with another visit planned for later this season, MotoGP is in a fantastic position to continuing driving this success forward and we’re delighted to continue this journey with long-term partner SPORT TV, guaranteeing top quality coverage for fans across the territory.”
The deal comes in continuation after Dorna Sports recently agreeing to a six-year extension with Canal+ in France and a new partnership with Ziggo in the Netherlands.