Wedding Bells Ring for WSB Championship as Eurosport and Dorna Sports Extend Partnership
Who doesn’t love a little competition?
I love the thrill of the chase as much as the next person, and the seasonal appearance of WorldSBK has always been a regular tradition for me – the past year in particular, with increased hours at home and less to do.
So when I heard of the new extended partnership between Doran Sports and Eurosport, I was more than a little excited.
According to a report from MCN, Doran Sports has just renewed its historical partnership with Eurosport. This will reinforce extended exclusive broadcasting of the World Superbike Championship until the end of the 2025 season.
And with the WorldSBK season starting next weekend, we couldn’t be happier about it.
Discovery’s leading multi-sport brand confirmed the partnership this week, along with a few additional details – namely, that they now have exclusivity in 32 territories, and that they will be broadcasting the World SBK alongside the WorldSSP300 and WorldSSP300 classes, continuing the tradition as the championship home in the UK and Ireland with rights also shared to Portugal, Spain, Germany, Austria, and 17 other countries.
The championship will have Matt Roberts hosting the live coverage, with giants like Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Whitham to provide input
Quotes from MCN on the words of Manuel Arroy, Managing Director at Dorna Sports, read as follows:
“We are thrilled to renew and reinforce our historical partnership with Eurosport. This renewal will ensure that our championship will be available to the largest audience of fans across Europe through one of the biggest sports broadcasters. The competition promises to be exceptional with fresh changes to the rules and Dorna is very excited to be bringing a new look WorldSBK to millions of people via Eurosport’s established audience.”
“Eurosport’s dedicated coverage to the Championship combined with the track action will make for more content hours for fans to enjoy a truly immersive WorldSBK experience, and another memorable era of the Championship for everyone involved.”
Eurosport will be available to viewers digitally in available markets via discovery+, as well as the Eurosports app and on the Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 channels.