The Dubai broadcaster, OSN has sealed the deal with Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for motorcycling sport of MotoGP. The pact is a five-year one and the pay-TV channel will have the exclusive rights to the World Superbike (WorldSBK) and MotoGP global motorbike series for its audience in the Middle East and North African region.
The full coverage of the tournament for both championships will be available on OSN Sports Action 1 channel until 2021. Non-stop action from the MotoGP season (in both English and Arabic languages) and MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will as well be offered. Moreover, every action, 18 in all, from the MotoGPTM calendar, ranging from free practice to qualification for the MotoGP alongside Moto2 and Moto3.
Andy Warkman, SVP, Sport & Sports Production, OSN, commented: “We are very excited with the addition of MotoGP to OSN’s already extensive line-up of not-to-be-missed sport that reflects our customer-first strategy under #newOSN”.
“We are looking forward to bringing the premier motorcycle series to the Middle East and subscribers to our Ultimate Sports Pack won’t miss a beat with the very best coverage of all the action, live and exclusive on OSN, as we continue to expand the breadth of premium sporting action available”, he said further.
Manel Arroyo, Managing Director at Dorna Sports, said: “It’s a great pleasure for us to announce a new partner to bring unrivaled MotoGP coverage to MENA. This new deal ensures even more fans worldwide can enjoy the best of the incredible FIM MotoGP World Championship, bringing quality coverage fitting of the sport to this important and growing market”.
“Sports are a cornerstone for OSN and I’m sure that the quality of the broadcast will be up to par. MotoGP and WorldSBK will surely receive the treatment that they are entitled to”, he further anticipated.