2017 MotoGP™ World Championship Kicks Off Exclusively On beIN Sports Canada


beIN Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of MotoGP in Canada, getting the season underway this weekend.

By: beIN Sports
March 22 2017 

Sports Network Announces MotoGP™ Race Calendar and Opening Round Schedule for Sunday, March 26th

The highly-anticipated 2017 MotoGP™ World Championship kicks off Sunday, March 26th, exclusively on beIN SPORTS. Starting with the season opener at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar, each of this season’s races will air on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the network’s streaming service. This weekend’s coverage begins on Saturday, March 25th LIVE on beIN SPORTS CONNECT with all the qualifying action for Moto 2, Moto 3 and MotoGP starting at 10:55 AM ET and continues on Sunday, March 26th with the races in all three categories.

Canadians can sample beIN SPORTS during a special Spring Free Preview through to April 19.

The 2017 season will be the 69th edition of the MotoGP™ World Championship. Established as a World Championship by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) in 1949, MotoGP™ is the oldest motorsports championship in the world and the premier-class of three racing classes that take to the track on a typical Grand Prix weekend.

This year’s action-packed schedule features 18 races in 15 countries across four continents. The first race will be held in Qatar on March 26th, starting an eight-month battle for the title, concluding in Spain on November 12th.

Full 2017 MotoGPTM Calendar

· Round 1. March 26: Qatar - Losail International Circuit

· Round 2. April 9: Argentina - Termas de Rio Hondo

· Round 3. April 23: United States - Circuit of the Americas

· Round 4. May 7: Spain - Circuito de Jerez

· Round 5. May 21: France - Le Mans

· Round 6. June 4: Italy - Autodromo del Mugello

· Round 7. June 11: Catalunya - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

· Round 8. June 25: Netherlands - TT Circuit Assen

· Round 9. July 2: Germany - Sachsenring

· Round 10. August 6: Czech Republic - Automotodrom Brno

· Round 11. August 13: Austria - Red Bull Ring – Spielberg

· Round 12. August 27: Great Britain - Silverstone Circuit

· Round 13. September 10: San Marino - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

· Round 14. September 24: Aragon - MotorLand Aragón

· Round 15. October 15: Japan - Twin Ring Motegi

· Round 16. October 22: Australia - Phillip Island

· Round 17. October 29: Malaysia - Sepang International Circuit

· Round 18. November 12: Spain - Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo

For the most up-to-date schedule of 2017 MotoGP™ events, please visit: beinsports.com/us/tv-guide.

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beIN SPORTS Gives Canadian Sports Fans A Special Spring Free Preview Through To April 19

beIN SPORTS announced today that Canadian sports fans will receive an all-access pass to experience beIN SPORTS during a special free preview on now through to April 19. The beIN SPORTS Free Preview will deliver exclusive access to some of the biggest international events in sports including UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, international rugby and world-class motorcycle racing.

“From top European soccer to thrilling motorcycle racing, this is an extraordinary opportunity for Canadians to experience a jam-packed month of international sports coverage and to discover all the excitement that beIN SPORTS delivers everyday," said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS Deputy Managing Director.

The free preview comes on the heels of beIN SPORTS’ exclusive Canadian broadcast of one of the all-time great comebacks in sports when FC Barcelona overcame a huge deficit to claim an unbelievable Champions League victory against Paris Saint-Germain.

During the free preview, Canadians can tune into beIN SPORTS’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League highly-anticipated quarter-final match featuring Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid, Wednesday, April 12 at 2:45 pm ET. Other events airing during the free preview include exclusive soccer action from LaLiga, Serie A and Ligue 1 along with international MotoGP Grand Prix races from Qatar and Argentina.

"beIN SPORTS is home to many of the world’s top sporting events that are not available anywhere else in Canada," said Slava Levin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ethnic Channels Group and distributor of beIN SPORTS in Canada “We are thrilled that all major broadcast distributors are on board to showcase this incredible network to Canadian sports fans.”

The beIN SPORTS Preview will be available on the following dedicated channels:

Rogers – channels 391/392
Bell – channels 1412/1413
EastLink – channel 425
Shaw Direct – channel 618
Cogeco – channel 859
Videotron – channel 797
Telus – channel 983
Sasktel – channel 542
MTS TV – channel 527


beIN SPORTS CANADA is North America’s premier global sports network, distributed by Ethnic Channel Group Limited. Launched in January 2014, beIN SPORTS CANADA offers viewers premium sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV & Live Streaming. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer coverage, news and in-depth analysis of the top leagues from around the world, including exclusive matches from LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, UEFA Champions League, NASL, and CONMEBOL/CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers. With the recent addition of Conference USA coverage, beIN SPORTS will also broadcast College Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. With beIN SPORTS CONNECT, subscribers can also enjoy all the exciting action and stream live over flow matches offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA) and volleyball, among others.

For more information, please visit www.beINSPORTS.com. Follow us on Social Media:

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