The end of MotoGP on the telly?

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  • sc-xc
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    Not really ‘sells out’. More like ‘didn’t bid as much as BT’

    5thElefant
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    No mention on continued eurosport coverage.

    Hopefully motogp.com will still have a pay feed.

    cupra
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    Well that is a shame but it won’t make me get BT TV or any other paid for service over and above the TV licence. On second thoughts I can see the TV licence going in the not too distant future. Hardly watch TV these days but MotoGP and more importantly Moto2 and Moto3 on the red button 🙂

    Premier Icon binners
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    Am I right in thinking that if you’re a serious sports fan, and wanted to watch the Moto GP, Grand Prix and Premiership football, you’ll now need a subscription to Sky Sports, ESPN and BT.

    What would that lot com in at?

    mikey74
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    Am I right in thinking that if you’re a serious sports fan, and wanted to watch the Moto GP, Grand Prix and Premiership football, you’ll now need a subscription to Sky Sports, ESPN and BT.

    What would that lot com in at?

    My Sky package includes all of those as I get Sky Sports and Eurosport.

    Premier Icon ComradeD
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    You can still watch it BBC online. How many people have ipads, laptops etc. No big deal

    Premier Icon binners
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    Aha… what does that cost mikey, if you don’t mind me asking?

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    Am I right in thinking that if you’re a serious sports fan, and wanted to watch the Moto GP, County Cricket, Pro-Cycling and Premiership Rugby, you’ll now need a subscription to Sky Sports, Eurosport and BT (includes ESPN).

    FTFY

    5thElefant
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    You can still watch it BBC online. How many people have ipads, laptops etc. No big deal

    This season. Not next season.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    It’s ok, they still have Wimbledon, golf and the boat race.

    mikey74
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    Aha… what does that cost mikey, if you don’t mind me asking?

    I think it’s around £40/month, but then again I do have a fairly complete package (fnar fnar), the only exception being the movie channels. I don’t get ESPN, either.

    Junkyard
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    what does that cost mikey, if you don’t mind me asking?

    His soul and his self respect

    mikey74
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    Hmmmmm nope: Still intact.

    So you get BT sports on sky? If not I can see Moto GP losing sponsors due to the reduced viewing

    5thElefant
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    It’s just the UK market. Not that they have much in the way of sponsor these days.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    I don’t think there is much targeting of the UK market with motogp sponsorship.

    mikey74
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    So you get BT sports on sky? If not I can see Moto GP losing sponsors due to the reduced viewing

    No, although you do get ESPN if you pay extra. MotoGP is shown on Eurosport, which comes with most packages, so as long as it stays on that it’ll be fine.

    jimster
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    It’s ok, they still have Wimbledon, golf and the boat race.

    [pedant] Thought the Boat Race was on ITV this year?[/pedant]

    Gunz
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    Just so I have this right – as of next season I can’t watch Moto GP without paying over and above my License Fee?

    whatnobeer
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    MotoGP is shown on Eurosport, which comes with most packages, so as long as it stays on that it’ll be fine.

    Can’t see BT shelling out for it if it’ll also be available on a basic sports package 🙁

    b r
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    I originally got Sky in the early 90’s so I could watch World Superbikes, and just accept its a cost to watch ‘my sport’.

    But, I reckon I get better value out of my circa £500 paid to Sky (which includes 2 remote devices) than the £150 paid for the BBC – based on channels/programmes watched by family and I.

    rewski
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    It’ll be free with BT Broadband

    Premier Icon buck53
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    Eurosport well most likely still cover it, just on a delay as at the moment.Eurosport is currently part of news package on Sky, so only costs the pound a month for that package.

    I got a massive survey from Sky last year about all the possible options for watching BT Sport, ESPN etc so will doubtless be available on Sky platform in one way or another, only question is at what cost?

    boblo
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    So no more free to air after the end of this season. Boo f ing hoo 🙁

    BBC sells out MotoGP coverage

    5thElefant
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    It’ll be free with BT Broadband

    For a year…

    jamiea
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    I’ve watched a little of the Giro coverage on Eurosport and the Sky highlights package via the Cricfree.tv stream and I can’t beleive the amount of bloody adverts! I thought paying £hundreds a year would mean you see hardly any, hey ho- I’ll be even less inclined to pay for satellite or cable tv from now on!

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    Is the price of the government freezing the TV license for 5 years the beeb ditching premier motor sport?
    I’d have gladly paid an increased lisence fee of it meant they’d have kept on the f1 and moto GP 🙁

    hels
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    It’s the only sport I watch on TV !!!! Nooooo !!! Oh hang on, I have a BT Vision box. Was planning on cancelling it as I loathe and despise BT so much, but they may have just redeemed themselves.

    legend
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    Paying to view versus no more Charlie Cox……. it’s a tough call!

    bhmartin
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    The BBC coverage was pretty bad though.I remember when Eurosport lost their coverage there was a petition that caused Dorna to continue Eurosport to continue coverage with just the Moto gp race delayed.I have been watching bike racing on Eurosport since 1991 and it is still the best.

    eugeo81
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    I prefer the Eurosport coverage too. I will not miss the commentary from Steve parish and Charlie cox on BBC thats for sure! I bought a years subscription on Motogp.com this year, the commentary from Gavin Emmett and the new multiscreen is pretty good and cheaper than a BT subscription.

    PeterPoddy
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    I prefer the Eurosport coverage too. I will not miss the commentary from Steve parish and Charlie cox on BBC thats for sure

    I think they’re great personally. The Eurosport coverage is pants IMO.

    5thElefant
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    Hopefully it’ll still be available next year. It may get locked out for the uk depending on what the deal was.

    You don’t need TV anymore. I watch all the major sporting events I’m interested in a day or 2 later on YouTube when some kind soul uploads them.

    Motogp, F1, Motocross GP, AMA Supercross. Admittedly the motocross and supercross are a bit niche but at least I don’t have to pay for Sky or a TV licence for that matter.

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