Certainty is obtained after Trans7 parties sign a contract extension with the broadcasting rights of MotoGP commercial rights holder Dorna Sports, S.L. “Our broadcasting rights contract will expire at the end of 2016. However, we have extended the contract for six years,” said Sulaiman Gantira, Program Management & Logistic, Programming Division of Trans 7, to MSports.net on Friday (11/3).
“We will release the 2022 MotoGP season,” he added.
The government plan, in this case the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora), who wants to hold a MotoGP in Indonesia in 2017 or 2018 season, also seems to be one factor behind the decision to continue the cooperation with Trans7 Dorna.
“There is a plan Sentul which will host in 2017. Although it is not certain whether it will be held in Sentul or any other location. But, this is a consideration for Dorna, “said Sulaiman.
“Another consideration is the relationship that has been established between Trans7 with Dorna for this. We started to broadcast the MotoGP since 2002, precisely when they use the name of TV7. Because of the good relationship here, so Dorna wants to continue cooperation with Trans7, “said Sulaiman.
Just so brief, Trans7 took over the broadcasting rights of MotoGP from the hands of the quiz in 2001, which also marked the end of the era of the 500cc Grand Prix. Not only of the 2002 season so early transfer of the broadcasting rights of the quiz to Trans7. However, it is also the beginning of the passing of the MotoGP era, which is characterized by a 990cc 4-stroke motorcycle engine.
Meanwhile, the contract extension signed by Trans7 on February 27, 2016 last. “In the contract the name and signature of the CEO of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta and CEO Trans7, Nur Wahyu Sulistiowati,” explained Sulaiman.
Asked whether there are other national television stations who are also interested to broadcast MotoGP. Sulaiman replied, “Yes, there is. Dorna says there are some who are interested. But, because there is already a good relationship with Trans7, they chose to continue cooperation with us. ”
Issues relating to the broadcast program MotoGP Trans7, Sulaiman admitted his side still discussing. “What is certain MotoGP Highlights program every Sunday. Event to watch together (nobar) will still be held, while a special program is being discussed, “he explained.
MotoGP series will be held at the Losail Circuit, Qatar on March 20, 2016