MotoGP » MotoGP to change TV tactics?

"The decision is part of Dorna's new strategy of... always focusing first and foremost on free-to-air coverage to bring MotoGP to wider audiences" - Dorna statement, 2008.

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AndyC - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 1:34 PM

This is a great way of ensuring viewing figures drop. It isn't a main stream sport like football etc, Dorna should be doing everything possible to ensure as many people as possible have access to watch Motogp. Less viewers means sponsors won't have as much reason to advertise, which means less money in the sport, fewer entries etc....Eurosport do a good job, BBC less so but at least its free to air with the BBC.

Mike - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 1:35 PM

Sky F1 Monaco got 10% of the BBC viewers for the same race - F1 has many more viewers -if it doesn't work for F1 it CERTAINLY won't for GP.
BBC don't even have the decency to show the podium. Red button can't be recorded. Cox is the singular of himself.
I wait an hour and watch Eurosport, despite my dislike for Julian Ryder.
BT can't be got where I come from - Hull ( mainland UK ).
Hence - give it all to Eurosport!!!!!

awj46yanto - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 1:40 PM

i personally think this is a ploy 2 get more subscribers 2 as not every1 will change 2 bt from freeview or eurosport but will still want 2 watch all the action. 100 euro's 4 the season, that's alot of money direct 2 dorna at the end of the day

andy fane - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 1:43 PM

What a totally stupid idea/policy.
Withour doubt Eurosport offer by far the best, most comprehensive, complete coverage of the sport, only blighted by the fact they cannot show the MotoGP race live because of the BBC. Please, please give the full package to Eurosport, and fortget these other bit-part players :-(

pp916 - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 2:12 PM

Somebody somewhere will be making a lot of money out of this, that's always the motivation, service to the sport and its followers comes a poor second.
I left BT and moved to cable because their service is useless and unreliable, there is no going back.
If Eurosport get squeezed out of Motogp coverage how long before WSB follows? Don't forget Dorna now have control of that too.
There's little point in leaving it with the BBC, they don't value the sport, their coverage is mediocre and limited, their commentators are more interested in talking about themselves than what's actually going on. Eurosport commentators may be a bit up themselves at times but at least they are full of enthusiasm and are truly involved in the paddock so we get a better insight.
This must not happen.

Th - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 2:16 PM

Do not know anyone withbt vision, BT are a disaster ,i have used them for internet,really not too good ! Will have todo without motogp rather than get into bed with BT Eurosporrt by far the best channel for bikes, what are Dorna thinking ,are they naive of the reality or are they going tosellup?

gally - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 2:29 PM

pp996 exactly what I was thinking, what's the motivation? MONEY... Dorna could caflre less about the viewers they see the cable n satellite companies making money and Dorna wants more, their greedy and they know they can squeeze more money out if them.


May 02, 2013 2:37 PM

Message to DORNA: To Improve big time your Youtube channel with more full races and quality footage will definitely bring MotoGP to wider audiences.

Sometimes when subscribers watch a great onboard video on they'd like to share it with their friends on social media, mostly to show them how awesome this sport is, but you almost can never share any quality video on this site. And that's a real shame.

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