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Matthew Birt  says:

BT Sport announces five-year UK TV deal for MotoGP

BT has signed a five-year deal to show MotoGP exclusively live in the UK from the 2014 world championship campaign onwards. The deal, which MCN revealed would be confirmed today from last weekend’s Spanish MotoGP race in Jerez, was announced during a high-profile launch for the new digital sports channel in London. The deal means free-to-air coverage of MotoGP on the BBC...

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ThePornstar

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ThePornstar says:

Very poor.....

Oh well, guess I'll have to watch it live on a streamed feed of the net, plenty of ways to watch it for free people.

Agree with the general concensus, that those money grabbing dorna tossers are not looking at the big picture yet again.  Personally, think dorna will screw WSB, and will end up ruining MotoGP to,

Time for a breakawat series? Lets give Keny Roberts a call.......

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DoubtingThomas

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Ah quit bellyaching

You've got nearly a year to save up the €99.95, £85.00 for a motogp season pass.

That's only £8 a month.

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seabeeahh600

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seabeeahh600 says:

Money Talks....

Watched it for years on eurosport, bbc, regadless of who is commentating I still love watching the sport... I dont want to watch other sports like UFC so why do i have to pay the extra money with BT...if i go through BT broadband, Sky will put my tv bill up... Its bulsh*t, at least F1 or even football is shown on BBC or other places,  Motogp audiences are shrinking, surely this will make it worse..

 

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Antnee_

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Antnee_ says:

Very disappointing

I seem to recall that Dorna's motivation to give it to BBC a few years back instead of Eurosport maintaining exclusive coverage was to ensure that it's available to the maximum number of possible viewers. I know of a lot of casual viewers that have come off the back of this. This is a 100% about-face. Personally I prefer Eurosport and I have it because it comes as part of a standard Sky subscription. I already pay around £50 a month though, and I shalln't be paying another £15 a month just to watch MotoGP, which is frankly the least interesting of the three major bike racing categories anyway. I find it difficult to find the time to watch the others, plus the F1 that I really enjoy, as it is. This will make my wife very happy! Sounds like Dorna are approaching it as a) a purely money-making exercise and b) as they would in Spain, or Italy, where the sport is much more mainstream and more people are likely to pay the premium. I can't fault BT. They want to get some sports on the new channel, and they've done what the need to. The blame must surely lie squarely with Dorna. Yes, it's cheaper to get the season pass on Dorna's site, but that also ploughs more money directly into their coffers. Personally, I'd rather read about how the Spaniards are dominating all three classes again, rather than pay for the privilege. I might see you in 5 years, MotoGP, unless I can find one of these mystical free streams that people speak of. It's been good knowing you

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cheekymonkey

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cheekymonkey says:

Since

when were Dorna english?:blink:

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AdieMonk

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AdieMonk says:

...I thought this was dreaful news all round, but apparently BT Sport are pushing their chanels hard at the moment.  If you are an existing Sky customer and also a BT Broadband customer you can get the coverage via the ESPN/BT Sports chanels via the Sky box, or the BT Sports online player/app, all for free.  So not all bad if you are lucky enough to have this setup.  I'm not personally but hey ho, I'll sort something out.

 

However, if you are not a BT Broadband customer it will cost you £12 or £15 per month (HD is £15 from what I have read elsewhere). 

 

Still shit for most of us though...

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Not a big surprise Motogp needs money. it has lost some big sponsors recently and has lost a lot of its appeal due to dull races for a last few seasons. It cannot be described as enjoying one of its 'golden era's' at the moment. attendances are down at the actual races too, so Dorna have gone for the money. Will I be paying to view? Premium expense for see guys doing quick laps but no proper racing action. I don't think so.

Bad day when bike races move off a free to air channel and get hidden away even more - as a minority sport not enjoyed by masses it was a good opportunity while at the BBC to appeal to a wider audience. Now we have Brits racing the best in the world and hardly anyone will get to see them. 

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AdieMonk

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AdieMonk says:

Racingfan...

on the plus side, with MotoGP moving back in to the shadows the queue to get in to and out of Silverstone will hopefully get shorter....

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Robbed

I dont have sky, I dont want sky, I changed my broadband from BT, I am not changing back, I pay £2.99 for Eurosport so I can watch on the Ipad, this is just confirming that Dorna are not interested in British sponsors or indeed British fans, it is in my eyes becoming an all Spanish affair with the next crop of talent to come through to Moto gp all being Spanish. I have been to Spain, I wont be going again and I am not interested watching ten Spainards race each other in two years time. We gentlemen have been robbed!

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oldgittim

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oldgittim says:

I'm a Virgin customer where will we stand as I rather not give a penny to Sky/Murdoch

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