British Eurosport in three-year deal with BSI Speedway
British Eurosport has signed a three-year deal with IMG company BSI Speedway to show live and exclusive HD coverage of the FIM Speedway World Championships – FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup – in the UK and Ireland.
The season starts with live coverage of the Buckley Systems New Zealand FIM Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday, March 23 at 3.00am GMT with repeats and highlights throughout the weekend. British Eurosport will cover all rounds of the 12 race individual world championship including the 2013 British FIM Speedway Grand Prix from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, June 1.
The deal also includes the right to broadcast the team world championship – the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup – that takes place from July 13-20 across Europe.
British Eurosport is available on Sky and Virgin Media in the UK and in Ireland through Sky and UPC. Later this month the channel will also be available on BT Vision in the UK. Viewers can also get access to the channel via the Eurosport Player, a subscription player service available on PC, iPhone, iPad and Android devices as well as some connected televisions.
David Kerr, managing director of British Eurosport, comments: “We are really excited to add the FIM Speedway World Championships to our existing 45 round coverage of MotoGP, World and British Superbikes. Speedway will add a brand new discipline to our year round motorbike coverage and strengthens our position as the Home of Bikes.”
Paul Bellamy, managing director of BSI Speedway, adds: “We are entering exciting times for both the FIM Speedway Grand Prix and the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup and we are thrilled they will sit alongside other world class motorcycling disciplines on British Eurosport.
“We look forward to working alongside the British Eurosport team and welcoming them into the speedway family. I am sure the speedway fans, who have been waiting patiently for confirmation of the new UK broadcaster, will look forward to catching all the action on the channel that is now, undoubtedly, the home of bikes on TV.”