Eurosport and BT Sport to disappear following TNT Sports rebrand

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Eurosport and BT Sport will disappear from TV screens in the near future following the purchase of the latter by Warner Bros Discovery.

Warner Bros Discovery already owns Eurosport, which has been a household name amongst motorcycle racing fans for over three decades. Eurosport is known as the home of motorcycle racing in the UK, currently broadcasting live coverage of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and World Superbike Championship.

Meanwhile BT Sport took over from Eurosport as the exclusive UK and Ireland MotoGP broadcaster in 2013. This change saw previously unseen levels of presentation and coverage of MotoGP, with Suzi Perry, Natalie Quirk, Neil Hodgson and Gavin Emmett leading weekend-long insight and analysis from the paddock.

The two channels will eventually be brought together under the TNT Sports brand, which is already used as the parent company’s sporting outlet in Latin America and the US.

BT Sport is set to be replaced in July ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season. Whilst unconfirmed at this stage, it’s understood that once BT Sport is replaced, its content may transfer into the Discovery+ library until Eurosport becomes a part of the TNT Sports franchise. If so, MotoGP, WSB and BSB, plus Speedway, would be available on one single platform.

Eurosport remains distinct for the time being and has the lead rights for the 2024 Paris Olympics. It may be after this huge event that the Eurosport name disappears from our TV screens and its content, like BT Sport’s, transfers to the all-new TNT Sports platform.

Subscribers to BT Sport’s monthly, no contract app now have the option of activating a Discovery+ subscription at no extra cost. Therefore, BT Sport subscribers now have access to all of Eurosport’s live motorcycle racing content via Discovery+.

Pricing and packaging options are yet to be revealed, but motorcycle racing fans will no doubt hope for a reduction in costs and the opportunity to pick a package which only includes motorcycle racing.

Discovery and BSB organisers MSVR agreed a new seven-year deal ahead of the 2021 season which would see live coverage of the domestic series remain on Eurosport until at least the end of the 2027 campaign. This included live free-to-air coverage on Quest at selected rounds.

Alongside Superbike coverage on TV, BSB’s support classes could be found online via the Eurosport Player, however this has recently closed, with discovery+ now the primary streaming destination for Eurosport’s live race action. Viewers can also subscribe to the premium streaming subscription on 

BT Sport and Dorna signed a new four-year deal ahead of the 2021 season, which runs through until the end of the 2024 campaign. This included MotoGP coverage on TV, online and through the BT Sport App.

Fans can watch Moto3, Moto2 and MotoE alongside the premier class, whilst the app includes onboard 360 degree cameras for mobile and tablet viewers.