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DAZN renews German-speaking MotoGP deal

DAZN has renewed its distribution agreement with MotoGP in German-speaking countries.

The sports streamer initially acquired the rights to the racing competition in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the 2019 season of the MotoGP along with the Moto2 and Moto3 series.

This new deal will cover the 2020 campaign and also include the MotoE series.

DAZN will broadcast the races, along with the practice sessions and qualifying rounds.

In Germany and Austria, the rights are shared with Red Bull’s Servus TV. Servus, which is reportedly interested in acquiring the rights to the Formula One in Austria, signed a five year deal with the MotoGP in August 2018. It supplanted Eurosport, which held the rights between 2015-18.

The state of the competition is currently up in the air, with the first two races of the competition in Qatar on March 8 and Thailand on March 22 have been cancelled over fears of the spreading coronavirus.

Elsewhere, DAZN this week announced that it will expand to more than 200 countries (including the UK) with a boxing-oriented service on May 2.

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