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Matthew Birt  says:

UK MotoGP TV rights: To BT, or not to BT?

Where British fans will be watching Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi racing in MotoGP next year is about to become clearer, with the hot rumour suggesting the BBC will lose the UK TV rights to the new BT Sport digital channel.The BBC’s five-year contract expires at the end of 2013 and while lengthy negotiations have taken place over an extension...

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Jun 12

Posts: 583

enfieldturbo says:


bbc need to pull their fecking finger out, and bid as much it takes to keep it on the bbc..

they churn out junk year after year that no one watches, on our money through the tv licence, they need to start looking after the people that fill their pockets with endless guaranteed money .

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Sep 05

Posts: 58

polhouse says:

I relly hope not.

Well I'm not subscibing, like many others will not. 

Bike racing struggles enough for sponsorship and funding, putting it on pay TV will be just another reason for the big sponsors to keep their money in their pocket. 

This is just greedy Dorna exectutives looking for the short term gain, and forgetting about the long term viability of the sport. 

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May 13

Posts: 2

Morbius5 says:

Confirmed by Eurosport

Charlie Hiscott just confirmed on Twitter that BBC and Eurosport have both lost their coverage to BT Sport.

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Nov 12

Posts: 11

People. This is the internet. There is always a way.

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Jun 10

Posts: 288

bluehaze60 says:

In other words thanks bbc for an increase in viewing so now were gonna screw you over by pay per view . Rip off.

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Feb 13

Posts: 1275

AlexDAbomB69 says:

What a load of dog sh!t. Who is going to get BT vision. I live 60 miles from London in Kent and the broad band speeds are a joke and I already found out that Bt vision wont be available where I live for another 2 years. Stuff Moto gp then, WSBK for me. Fans will vote with their wallets in this country and just not bother with it anymore just like boxing or F1.

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Oct 11

Posts: 10

rayc333 says:

Someone please tell me this story is just a bad joke

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May 08

Posts: 11

BT Covering Moto GP

Brilliant just when GP has the smallest number of bikes on the grid and provides the least exciting coverage so it's only just worth watching for free take it away from the BBC and put it on BT Pay tv. So now only BT customers who wish to pay will watch it (if their broad band is up to it ). That should really increase the viewing figures. That will really encourage british sponcership wont it. I think not.

Surely the ideal mix is BBC get to show the gp but not exclusively and Eurosport can show what they like when they like. Then if you don't want to pay, watch BBC. if you pay for eurosport you get the lot. if you dont want to pay Sky take out a eurosport viewer option which is quite cheep and watch it over the internet. That has to be the best mix and ensure the maximum number of viewers. isn't it more important to get the viewing figures than a small increase in the viewing rites.

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Apr 09

Posts: 1389

Richard1967 says:


I've got bt vision its crap. I get eurosport on pc for 1.99 per month its usually 2.99 tho but I get WSBK and as much as gp excites me more superbike is generally better racing. I'm not subscribing to gp on bt vision it probably won't work anyway the electronics are shockingly bad it always seizes up, superbike it is.

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Apr 13

Posts: 371


If the beeb and Eurosport lose it, I might lose it.

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