Worldwide broadcasts of the 2003 MotoGP world championship saw a massive total of over 5,105 million spectators throughout the 16-event season, equalling an average of 319 million viewers watching coverage of each Grand Prix.

Of those 319 million, 138 million - from 185 different countries - watched live broadcasts.

Total broadcast hours (for live coverage, highlights, news, features etc.) also increased, with 208 countries showing MotoGP over a total of 3,586 hours - an increase of 166 hours on 2002.

Live or same day transmissions of each Grand Prix were broadcast over more than 40 networks at each event, through major stations across the world.

New additions to the list in 2003 were BBC (United Kingdom), RTL (Germany), RTE (Ireland), RTL Club (Belgium), ATV+ (Austria) and Channel Four (Finland), on top of the existing major networks such as Ten and Fox (Australia), NHK and NTV (Japan), France TV (France), Mediaset (Italy), TVE (Spain), Globo (Brazil), M-Net (South Africa), Speed TV (USA and Canada) and Center TV (Russia).

Pan-continental coverage was once again offered across Europe (Eurosport), Asia-Pacific (ESPN-Star), Africa (SuperSport) and America (ESPN-Latinamerica and ESPN-2), with footage fed to some 239 million homes across the globe via cable or satellite.



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