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Matthew Birt  says:

BBC and British Eurosport react to BT Sport’s MotoGP deal

The BBC and British Eurosport have given their reaction to the confirmation today that BT Sport has successfully bid for the exclusive UK TV rights for MotoGP from 2014 onwards. BT Sport’s new five-year deal was officially announced in London this morning, meaning fans will no longer be able to watch Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi on the BBC and British...

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arthurbikemad

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Bye bye MotoGP!

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BackLaneBender

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I think I will switch to watching it illegally as of next year.

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bigbashbonanza

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Any idea what foreign websites show MotoGP?

I've had a quick google search but it didn't really come up with too much.....

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BlueBruce

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BlueBruce says:

There will be online streams off the BT feed available on p2p sites for anyone wanting to watch illegally or considering foreign sites. Not wanting to set off an argument here but in a way I can see why this might be happening - motogp isn't financed by advertising revenue the way for example formula one is - which is one of the reasons that smaller teams find financing difficult. Even with the riders they have, Yamaha don't have a title sponsor for the third year and apparently advertising revenues were down 30% well before bt sport even existed. If tv will pay big money that can be used to be distributed amongst the teams (which they do) it could actually be better for the teams this way. As a fan in the UK I think it sucks for me as I have no intention of changing broadband supplier or taking out another subscription so it'll be hard to watch but it might actually be better for the series looking at the big picture - but I also can't help but feel like the British fans are getting shafted for a possible gain in the series finances.

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shuggie1

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shuggie1 says:

BT waste of space

After 2 years of probelms with my BT broadband and their total failure to fix it I moved to Sky. Broadband hardly ever drops out, as oppossed to BT that droped out daily, and it's cheaper.

Funny how BT started offering me new routers etc when I told them I was switching, but didn't give a toss for the previous 2 years.

Bye bye MotoGP...

 

 

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YPM47

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YPM47 says:

you can avoid BT if you want

I never watch Moto GP on tv after years of scheduling changes etc it was often the case that you would get some coverage and then none, its improved over recent years possibly due to more Brits on the grid. But you still only get the main event, and I for one prefer to watch the supporting classes. I've watched via the moto gp website for a number of years now, and get all the practice sessions, all qualifying, and all the races -either live or on playback. ok you have to pay for it - but at 80 euros per season its not a bad deal, its in HD (but can drop to lesser bandwidth if you need to). with 18 race weekends its around 4.5 euros each - much cheaper than sky or BT etc

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TheDribbler

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TheDribbler says:

The BBC did an excellent job with MotoGP, showing qualifying for all three classes. Shame it's going, but I certainly won't be paying BT any money to watch shower of shit that they are.

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metroplex

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metroplex says:

So am I right in thinking that for the price of a months viewing with BT or Sky, you could buy a digi box and watch WSBK on Eurosport indefinately?

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hondagixer

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hondagixer says:

just google vipbox and you'll be able to watch all forms of motorsport for nothing. if you got a fast enough boardband connection you'll be able to watch full screen on your pc or laptop like i do.  i found the site after nascar went to premier sports and they want £10 a month to watch it.

many other sites stream stuff just look for it.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Well

I've been with BT for years, full package landline unlimited calls and full broadband unlimited usage, which I also use for Netflix etc., through a PS3,  with brilliant HD pics, and I've never had a problem with BT. I then pay £2.99 per month to Eurosport for unlimited sport, that's worked for me. Either way I shan't be missing MotoGP, so shall see what BT offer, when it happens.

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