MotoGP looks set to keep some free-to-air TV coverage in the UK with scheduling guides - such as the Radio Times
(pictured) - confirming reports that ITV4 is to show race highlights.
BT Sport has acquired the exclusive live UK MotoGP broadcasting rights from this season, with its sport channels free to BT Broadband customers but otherwise requiring a subscription.
However The F1 Broadcasting Blog
broke the news that ITV4 has secured a race highlights package, with the Radio Times
stating that the opening round in Qatar will be covered via a one hour programme starting at 8pm on Monday, March 24 (the day after the race).
Prior to this year, live MotoGP race coverage had been available free-to-air on the BBC, with live practice, qualifying and delayed race coverage also shown on British Eurosport. Former Eurosport commentator Toby Moody has moved to ITV4 to work on BSB highlights.
With live TV broadcasts of major motorsports moving behind a paywall, websites and social media are being left to fulfil the role of a sport's free-to-view coverage.