FAENZA (ITALY) – The Motocross World Championship season starts with an improved television coverage giving further credit to the series.
The in-house television production this year will produce also one hour of live television for the Women’s World Championship and a 26 minute program for each round of the MX3 World Championship offering a better overall package which will attract new audiences and partners.
In 2009 Motors TV will continue the live broadcasting of the MX2 series and will add the live of the MX1 and Women classes as well – several MX1 and MX2 races will be broadcast delayed the week following the event. Motors TV will also broadcast all MX3 World Championship programs.
Eurosport 2 will broadcast one hour race highlights programs the Monday (MX1) and Tuesday (MX2) following each GP.
Sport Italia will broadcast live the MX1 and MX2 Grand Prix’s all year round.
Freecaster.tv will broadcast all races live and delayed of the MX1, MX2, WMX and MX3 (26 minute program) World Championships through worldwide internet streaming free of charge.
New broadcaster TV4 will air the MX1 World Championship live in Estonia.
D Spor will broadcast all races live in Turkey, a country where the Championship will enter for the first time this year (Istanbul, April 12). The Grand Prix of Turkey instead will be aired by CNN Türk as both are major networks in the country.
Bandsports will air the Brazilian GP in Canelinha live.
Sport 1 Lithuania will diffuse the MX1 races delayed on the second Wednesday after each race as well as the MX1/MX2 52 minute program.
Sport+ Venezuela will air the second races of the MX1 and MX2 classes as well as the MX3 program.
Urheilukanava will air all the MX3 programs in Finland.
ART will go on broadcasting the MX1 live and delayed and will show the MX1/MX2 program and the MX3 program in the whole Middle East until 2011 included. ART will also show the first edition of the WMX live.
Extreme Sports Channel will now show the MX3 program in addition to the MX1/MX2 program until 2010 included.
Fox Sports Australia is to air on two different channels, with these being Fox and Fuel TV. They will show also the Women’s on a delayed basis until 2011.
Dutch TV will show a 26 minute program dedicated only on the MX1/MX2 series after each event and is very likely to show live the MX GP of Benelux and the MX GP of The Netherlands.
Giuseppe Luongo, the President of Youthstream, said: “I am very happy about the work of our TV department. This is another very important step promotion wise and this is the job of Youthstream. As we many times repeated our responsibility and duty is to make the FIM Motocross World Championship and Motocross in general a worldwide and well known sport and we are reaching this goal.”
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Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship, the FIM Veteran's Motocross World Cup, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship, the UEM Motocross of European Nations and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.