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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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Peakrider2012

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Use BT?..See a GP!!!

BT are a shambles of a company. Poor customer service. MotoGP will lose out as a lot of fans will not pay extra to view the races. MCN should organise a petition or at least plead with Dorna to resolve the issue. However, money always talks. Fans are always taken for granted.

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moto4

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moto4 says:

pay more, nope

I have been grateful for 'terrestrial' BBC's coverage but they are taking the mick if they think they can extort over £150 a year from every household in the uk THEN have the audacity to not be permitted to watch their programmes!

 

Have Dorna not looked at the figures of MotoGP vs WSB during the periods of 'free' to view tv. MotoGP has grown, despite many viewing that the quality of racing has depleted.  Over the same period WSB, once hugely popular in the UK has dwidled to nothing despite many being convinced of the racing being significantly better than MotoGP. The single biggest factor, I believe, is availability. It is casual viewers that fans grow from. It is doubtful they would ever be convinced to pay per view or subscription.

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offordc

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offordc says:

Pay BT, no thanks!!!

The GP is about the only thing i actually watch on the BBC, no way will i pay to watch the GP on BT, i don't have Virgin or Sky because of the prices they charge as we simply can't afford it.

Maybe they should make the BBC pay per view & do away with the TV licence, that way i'd only have to pay for the GP's, i wonder how long they'd survive if they did???

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Stick with

Eurosport, they give more coverage, you only need a monthly subscription through the racing season, to cover BSB, WSB & MotoGP1, 2 & 3.

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

Oh, Sugar!

I was enjoying the MotoGP being available again too... Not paying for more channels though. It's just too ridiculous.

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R6nutter6

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R6nutter6 says:

Pay per view

That'll be me not watching it then

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tris123

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tris123 says:

Presumably they'll get a delayed coverage contract like F1.  No big deal, whatever happens I won't pay to see it.

 

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

What a joke this is, BBC & Dorna have to come to deal, surely Dorna can see that going to BT will kill GP in this country.

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Wesfryday

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Wesfryday says:

BT

You must be kidding. No way should we be forced to pay to watch gp! Sign your own death warrant dorna? They would lose masses of British fans.

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Wesfryday

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Wesfryday says:

Euro sport

Live on eurosport please. Jules and Toby please dorna

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