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August 6, 2023

Viacom18 secures exclusive MotoGP rights for India.


Photo: Pecco Bagnaia. Bagnaia and Martin go head-to-head in the MotoGP World Championship at the Sachsenring circuit in Germany, with the Spaniard taking the win by a fraction at the flag. Image provided by & copyright © DUCATI.

New Delhi, August 2, 2023 — JioCinema and Sports18 will exclusively live-stream MotoGP in India, thanks to a partnership with Viacom18. Fans can enjoy an exhaustive live presentation of the world’s biggest motorcycle racing championship, which features the most skilled riders on the fastest prototype bikes made by leading manufacturers.

The coverage will include practice sessions, qualifying, and the Grand Prix race across the weekend. The 2023 season is the biggest yet, offering 21 races across 18 countries, including the milestone 14th round in India, where MotoGP will debut.

Viacom18 Sports Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Hursh Shrivastava, expressed excitement at bringing the world’s best motorcycle racing show to Indian sports fans and widening its fan base through their diversified offerings. This new partnership will allow Indian MotoGP fans to catch all the action from the pinnacle of two-wheeled racing, including the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.

Dorna Sports CEO, Carmelo Ezpeleta, is also thrilled to bring the sport to Indian fans. India is a crucial market for the motorcycle industry and for MotoGP as the pinnacle of the two-wheeled world.

Viacom’s extensive reach across India will bring MotoGP to all corners of the country and allow more fans to watch this incredible sport. COO of FairStreet Sports, the promoters of the Indian GP and the Broadcasting Rights licensee, Pushkar Nath Srivastava, is confident that Viacom18 is the ideal partner to showcase the exhilarating sport of MotoGP in India. Their extensive reach on both television and OTT platforms and commitment to launching and promoting premier sports perfectly align with their vision for the historic debut of MotoGP in the country.

MotoGP adds to Viacom18 Sports’ diversified portfolio of world-class sporting events, strengthening its position as a critical player in the industry.

Source: MotoGP™

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