Multiple Internet news outlets are reporting MotoGP has ended its US broadcasting deal with BeIN Sports, and will soon be working with NBC. But, we haven’t seen official confirmation from Dorna yet, and there’s no word on what that means for Canada.
The reports seem to have started with Adam Stern, who says NBC has a “multi-year media rights deal.” His other news isn’t promising: He says NBC will have three races on tape delay, and NBCSN will have five live races (presumably interrupted for commercials). The other races will be broadcast on NBCSN on tape delay.
NBC is also supposed to broadcast at least six WSB races this year.
We haven’t seen anything yet regarding NBC streaming, so presumably, if you want to watch live racing, the best way to do so will be via MotoGP’s video pass program.
Since Canada doesn’t necessarily get the same video rights that NBC does in the US, this deal is no guarantee we’ll see the same programming here. Will BeIN still broadcast roadracing in Canada? We’ll tell you, when we know more.