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MotoGP Signs Exclusive Broadcast Deal With Spark Sport


Dorna Sports, the owner of the MotoGP series, has announced a new exclusive broadcast rights deal with New Zealand streaming service, Spark Sport.

The partnership comes ahead of the 2021 MotoGP season’s start on March 28 and will see Spark Sport broadcast every MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 Grand Prix in New Zealand, will OTT offerings for subscribers set to include race replays, a magazine show, and series highlights.

Dorna Sports managing director, Manel Arroyo, said the three-year deal sees MotoGP rights in New Zealand leave Sky for Spark Sport.

“We’re very proud to announce Spark Sport as our new broadcaster for MotoGP in New Zealand and begin an exciting new partnership,” Arroyo said.

Their track record gives us great confidence that our coverage in the territory will be better than ever, giving our fans the best experience possible and helping to grow our audience,” he said.

“The stage is set for it to be another season of stunning action, and I’m very happy that fans in New Zealand will be able to enjoy such quality racing on Spark Sport,” he said.

The partnership adds to Spark Sport’s growing motorsport collection of broadcast rights, which now includes Formula One (F1) and World Rally Cross (WRC).

Spark Sport head, Jeff Latch, said: “MotoGP and Formula 1 are the world’s premier motorsport competitions so Spark Sport will be providing New Zealand motorsport fans with the very best international motorsport content available.”

“We’re very excited about our new partnership with MotoGP.

“Our ambition is to stream the world’s best sporting competitions and MotoGP definitely fits into that category, so we are incredibly proud to be in a position to bring NZ viewers live coverage of the championship,” Latch said.

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