WSB: Dorna confirm new long-term TV agreement with Eurosport

Jonathan Rea leads the 2020 Portuguese WorldSBK race
Jonathan Rea leads the 2020 Portuguese WorldSBK race
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The World Superbike Championship will continue to be broadcast exclusively on Eurosport until at least the end of the 2025 season.

A new deal was confirmed this week between Dorna WSB organisers and Eurosport - Discovery’s leading multi-sport brand. The extension means that Eurosport will continue as the exclusive home of the championship in the UK and Ireland, as well as 30 other European nations. 

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Eurosport will broadcast the Superbike class, as well as WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 classes, live across Europe on its Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 channels. Fans can also access the coverage through the Eurosport App and on Eurosport via discovery+ in available markets.  

In the UK, Eurosport’s coverage of the championship is fronted by Matt Roberts and includes insight from a range of pundits including Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Whitham. 

“We are thrilled to renew and reinforce our historical partnership with Eurosport," Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sportssaid. "This renewal will ensure that our championship will be available to the largest audience of fans across Europe through one of the biggest sport broadcasters. The competition promises to be exceptional with fresh changes to the rules and Dorna is very excited to be bringing a new look WorldSBK to millions of people via Eurosport's established audience. 

"Eurosport's dedicated coverage to the Championship combined with the track action will make for more content hours for fans to enjoy a truly immersive WorldSBK experience, and another memorable era of the Championship for everyone involved.”

Alongside the 32 exclusive territories, Eurosport will also share WSB broadcasting rights with other media outlets in 22 other countries such as Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Austria.  

The 2021 WSB season gets underway at Aragon next weekend (May 21-23).

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Josh Close

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