BT Sport retains exclusive TV rights to MotoGP until 2021
For MotoGP fans who’ve gotten used to watching on BT Sport over the past few seasons, we have some good news. BT Sport has retained the live TV rights to MotoGP for another three seasons.
If you don’t have BT Sport and were hoping live MotoGP races would return to the Beeb following a five-year absence, or even jump over to Sky, then you may have to finally bite the bullet and get yourself a BT Sport subscription. More on how to do that later.
The new deal, which runs until the end of the 2021 season, will see all 19 Grands Prix shown live on BT Sport. You’ll be able to watch every practice, qualifying session and race not only for MotoGP but also Moto2 and Moto3.
BT reckons there’ll be more than 20 hours of live coverage over each race weekend, so it really won’t be your fault if you don’t get around to putting up that shelf or sorting the garden out.
And new this year, BT Sport will also profile some of the bright young things taking part in the British Talent Cup (BTC), which forms part of the Road to MotoGP programme and is designed to be a stepping stone to the world stage.
Former British Supersport champion Michael Laverty will join a BT Sport presenting team that already includes Suzi Perry, Craig Doyle, Colin Edwards, Neil Hodgson, James Toseland, Keith Huewen and Gavin Emmett.
How to get BT Sport
Right now, you can get BT Sport for free if you’re already a BT broadband customer.
If you already have the Max TV package then you can add BT Sport for free, if on you’re any other BT TV package then it’ll be free for 18 months (and you’ll be committing to an 18-month contract).
It’s also free to add BT TV, including BT Sport, to a BT broadband contract as long as you don’t mind the 18-month contract that will come with it. Well, when we say it’s free there is a £9.99 upfront cost but then there’s nothing extra to pay each month.
New customers can also currently add BT Sport to whatever BT broadband or TV package you’re signing up to for free.
For Sky customers, the BT Sport channels are available to watch through your Sky Q or Sky+ box free for three months then £25.99 a month on a 12-month contract. It’s the same deal for those of you with TalkTalk TV.
If you have a YouView box through Plusnet, you’ll already be able to watch Premier League football on BT Sport 1 and can add all five sports channels for an extra fiver a month, while Virgin Media’s Full House bundle and VIP bundle come with BT Sport included as standard.
Access to the BT Sport app is also available free with certain mobile plans on both BT Mobile and EE.
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