Viaplay Group has extended its exclusive rights to MotoGP motorcycle racing in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and added rights in Finland and Iceland.
Viaplay will stream up to 400 live hours of the world’s leading motorcycle racing championship in all five countries every year until 2028.
The 2023 FIM MotoGP World Championship begins on March 26 with the Grande Prémio de Portugal and will span 21 races across 18 countries on five continents, concluding at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo on November 26. The reigning champion is Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia.
In addition to the FIM MotoGP World Championship, Viaplay will show live racing from the Moto2 and Moto3 classes. Selected races from all classes will be shown with local-language commentators.
Peter Nørrelund, Viaplay Group’s chief sports officer, said: “MotoGP’s global popularity is accelerating almost as quickly as its bikes. The upcoming 75th season will reach more fans than ever, headlined by comeback king Francesco Bagnaia–Italy’s biggest MotoGP star since the legendary Valentino Rossi. Viaplay is the home of the world’s top motorsport on four wheels, so adding the best on two wheels is a natural step and great news for our viewers across the Nordic region.”
Alex Arroyo, head of media rights for MotoGP, added: “We’re really happy to extend our agreement with Viaplay for another six seasons and to see our partnership extend from Sweden, Norway and Denmark to include Finland and Iceland. MotoGP enters a new era in 2023 as the MotoGP Sprint debuts at every event, and we have more races than ever with a 21-stop calendar. There’s a lot to be excited about and we’re delighted our fans in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland will be able to enjoy such high-quality, accessible coverage from Viaplay.”