February 24th 2017 – MP & Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship services, and Dorna WSBK Organization, the commercial rights holders of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, have announced a two-year extension of their media rights acquisition deal. This extension applies to all 51 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean, excluding Brazil. The partnership started in 2014, with a five-year original deal. The extended media rights package covers all classes of the championship (WorldSBK, WorldSSP, WorldSSP 300 and Superstock1000) for the 2019 and 2020 editions, and includes all platforms and devices for broadcasting and digital rights.
Ahead of the start of the MOTUL WorldSBK 2017 season on Phillip Island, Australia, on February 24-26, MP & Silva is happy to announce that motor-racing fans can continue to follow the WorldSBK on Fox Sports, a deal that has been in place since 2014.
Welcoming the extension, Jochen Lösch, CEO of MP & Silva, said:
“We are pleased to extend the partnership with Dorna WSBK Organization for the distribution of MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship after a very successful commercial cycle. MP & Silva has been focusing on markets across Latin America in the last year, and this is a perfect example of our efforts in the region – using our relationships to guarantee new broadcasting deals for our rights holders partners.”
Speaking about the deal, Manel Arroyo, Managing Director of Dorna Sports, said:
“We are delighted to continue to work with MP & Silva in Latin America and the Caribbean. We started in 2014 with a very successful distribution agreement with Fox Sports and now we are looking forward to welcome new broadcasting partners. We’re confident that the thrilling races in the schedule will attract Latin America’s motorsports fans to this exciting series.”