Youthstream have been in attendance of the 30th edition of the prestigious Sportel convention in Monaco, to get ready for a great TV coverage of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship season.
The annual Sportel convention features the world’s main players in the sports’ TV and media industry, representing countries from all over the world. This was the perfect opportunity for Youthstream together with Infront Sports to meet with some major broadcasters in order to continue the positive trend of the MXGP series’ coverage.
Many important meetings took place at this year’s event with key TV broadcasters, such as Netherlands’ NOS, Sport TV Slovenia, Italian National channel RAI, Eurosport, Motorsport TV Russia and Spanish Movistar as well as meeting with digital platform leaders that included Twitter and Vimeo.
Following the success of the 2019 edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Assen and the huge following of local stars such as Jeffrey Herlings, Glenn Coldenhoff and Roan Van de Moosdijk, Youthstream is bound to renew their agreement with NOS, to bring LIVE coverage of the upcoming 2020 MXGP season.
Another significant meeting took place with Sport TV Slovenia, who, following the successful cooperation this year and the triumph of the now three-time World Champion, Tim Gajser, will continue to provide coverage of MXGP until 2022, with the possibility of an extended partnership until 2025.
In addition, after a great 9-year collaboration, Bansport Brazil have renewed their partnership for a further 3 years while in France, Automoto TV La chaine, willcontinue with the existing agreement of providing MXGP coverage every weekend. In Belgium, Telenet will broadcast MXGP races LIVE for a further 3 years, following a successful partnership since 2015. MTV Finland wish to improve the existing coverage of the events and are considering their debut LIVE at the MXGP of Finland in Kymiring next year whilein the USA, MAV TV have agreed to broadcast the 26min Magazine after each Grand Prix for another 3 years.
Besides Youthstream will continue to work with international partners such as Eurovision, operated by the EBU – European Broadcasting Union.
In addition to working on growing the coverage of MXGP events, Youthstream have also been working to increase the quality of the existing coverage by meeting with some of Sportel’s attendees and representatives researching all the newest technologies in digital media and social platforms.