Ziggo Sport and Dorna have reached an agreement to broadcast (all) MotoGP races from 2022, the deal is for the next three years.
After the loss of the Formula 1 broadcasting rights by Ziggo (a major loss for the channel that is largely based on the popularity of Max Verstappen), there were already rumors but now the bullet is finally through the church: MotoGP will replace the vacant Formula 1 place within the broadcasting schedule of the sports channel.
Ziggo doesn’t add to that, because all classes are broadcast live, both MotoGP (of course) but also Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE, from the free practice sessions to the qualifications and of course the races. The station also indicates that it will regularly broadcast studio broadcasts (especially during the TT) during a GP to accommodate the commentators on location.
Will Moerer, director of Ziggo Sport: “MotoGP is a fantastic sport, a package in which many broadcasters in the sports world are very interested. That is why we are very pleased to have secured these rights. Every race weekend is full of action and thanks to the extensive coverage, the racing enthusiast can experience it all live from start to finish. With Bo Bendsneyder and hopefully soon also talents such as Zonta van den Goorbergh, we hope to be able to serve the Dutch motorsport fan in the coming years.”
For Ziggo customers, just as with Formula 1, the MotoGP broadcasts are part of the package (and therefore free), non-Ziggo customers will have to take out a subscription to gain access to the GP coverage.