Movistar TV Describes Its Plans For MotoGP Broadcasts In Spain As 'The Future Of TV'
Movistar TV, which is owned by telecom company Telefonica, will broadcast the entire MotoGP World Championship in Spain this year, offering up to six additional cameras during races, according to Miguel Sanz of MARCA. Movistar presenter Ernest Riveras said of Movistar's priorities, "The quality of the product and the production, the broadcast of all content from Thursday through two hours after the races, every press conference, everything that happens, we will work on the tracks and with our own cameras." During races, "viewers have the option to choose from six different HD camera views: pit lane, helicopter, on-board, etc." Riveras: "It is the TV of the future. In all advanced countries this will be pay-TV content, although I will not say how much it will cost." The price of the new Movistar TV channel "will be announced in the upcoming weeks" (MARCA, 2/20).
MOVISTAR TO SPONSOR YAMAHA: The EFE reported Movistar confirmed that it will be the principal sponsor for the Yamaha MotoGP team as "part of its ambitious project to compete with Mediaset España." The Yamaha team is led by Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Valentino Rossi of Italy (EFE, 2/20).