Superbike - Eurosport extends WSBK partnership

Eurosport has renewed the TV and digital rights to the FIM Superbike World Championship for the next three years.

Superbike - Eurosport extends WSBK partnership

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Carlos Checa (World Superbikes)

The Eurosport Group and Infront Sports & Media have announced they have extended their long-term partnership for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons with new exclusivities in four markets.

Eurosport is now exclusive LIVE broadcaster on air, online and on mobile in the UK, Ireland, Germany and France.

The deal also includes support classes FIM Supersport World Championship and FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup.

This pan-European agreement includes all 59 territories covered by Eurosport. All rounds of the three championships will be shown live or delayed in high definition on either Eurosport or Eurosport 2.

Digital rights will see all races, including the Superpole qualification, broadcast on internet and mobile via the Eurosport Player online streaming service.

Julien Bergeaud, Director of Broadcasting and Programmes, Eurosport Group said: "Eurosport has been a long-term partner of World Superbike since 1998. We are delighted to extend this partnership for three additional years. With extensive coverage on TV, internet and mobile of the three FIM championships, plus exclusivities in key markets such as UK, Germany and France, Eurosport brings unrivalled broadcast to superbike fans in Europe and consolidates its motorsports offer."

Stephan Herth, Executive Director Summer Sports, Infront Sports & Media, added: “With the extension of the Eurosport agreement Infront has secured most comprehensive coverage for World Superbike across Europe for the upcoming three seasons for the benefit of fans, manufacturers, teams and all commercial partners. Eurosport has a strong commitment to continue to serve motorcycling enthusiast across the continent with top quality programming. This will help further raising the profile of the world’s leading production motorcycle racing series.”

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