Keeping a variety of sport on tv in a way it is accessible to all is key to development of future talent and gaining and keeping an audience. If you can’t see a sport you can’t expect a dedicated and growing following.
So, as MotoGP was lucky to stay on Freeview on ITV4 in a last minute deal – they show the race in full the following day and highlights of the Moto3 and Moto2 support classes, it was a pleasure to discuss it’s presence on UK tv with Chris’s Sport on Freeview blog. Here’s how the conversation went.
P.S. sorry international readers, I commiserate and am very aware that although we now do not have our main coverage in full on a main free-to-air channel many of you are much worse off, not just with MotoGP but with many sports, hopefully more sport will be accessible to all in the future.
Hello all – this week we start off with an interview! We’re speaking with Lisa Lewis, who has a brilliant blog site at http://www.survivalofthefastest.wordpress.com – all devoted to the wonderful world of MOTO GP.
Picture – With kind permission of LisaLewisWrites (Twitter)
Chris – Moto GP coverage has switched from BBC to BT now – in your opinion how does the coverage fare on BT?
Lisa – The coverage BT Sport has provided, with practice, qualifying and the race all covered for all three world championship classes and the supporting MotoGP tonight show in the week is both in-depth and expert. As the new broadcaster they are on a massive learning curve to find out what viewers want from their coverage and more is expected as it is now a pay-to-view sport on the channel where the BBC was accessible to all allowing casual viewers to dip in and get…
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