beIN SPORTS lands FIM Speedway GP rights in international deal

beIN SPORTS has agreed an international distribution deal with Discovery Sports Events for the FIM Speedway.

The broadcaster will broadcast the competition’s 12 races in the US, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

Discovery Sports Events, which is the competition’s promoter, said that the agreement with beIN SPORTS is the first step in their vision to bring a Speedway GP round to the United States. 2022 marks the first of ten seasons under new global promoter Discovery Sports Events.

François Ribeiro, head of Discovery Sports Events, said: “I know there is a great legacy of speedway in the USA, so we are delighted to bring a season of Speedway GP to our fans in partnership with beIN Sports. I know that it has not always been easy for them to find coverage in the past, so it’s an absolute pleasure to work with beIN Sports to showcase our incredible racing to viewers in America and South East Asia.

“Bringing a Speedway GP round to the US is certainly part of our vision for FIM Speedway, and I hope bringing American viewers a fantastic season of racing will be the next step in making this dream a reality. I also look forward to offering sports fans in South East Asia the chance to experience Speedway GP, some possibly for the first time.”

Antonio Briceno, managing director, beIN SPORTS USA said: “We are delighted to be broadcasting Speedway GP to 10 countries across the USA and South East Asia. This is fantastic news for fans of world-class motorsport and, thanks to our agreement with Discovery Sports Events, our viewers will see every race of the 2022 season with us on beIN SPORTS.”

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