Discovery Plus to showcase MotoGP™ World Championship LIVE for starts with the Austrian Grand Prix

Discovery Plus, India’s first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app, will showcase MotoGP™ World Championship LIVE starting with the Austrian Grand Prix scheduled from August 15-16, 2020. With 11 races more to go this season, Discovery Plus aims to build a passionate community of racing enthusiasts in the country. Eurosport, the official broadcaster of MotoGP™ World Championship, will continue to showcase the championship on linear network.

Speaking on the occasion, Issac John, Business Head, Digital, Discovery – South Asia, said, “As an aggregated product for lifelong learners and passionate fan groups, we are delighted to super-serve fans of MotoGP with the live coverage of the upcoming races. This has been an action-starved year for all racing fans and the addition of MotoGP is a significant step up in our product which carries the widest breadth of both entertaining and educational content from world class brands such as Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, Food Network and HGTV.”

The 2020 MotoGP™ World Championship has already sprung up many surprises with defending world champion Marc Marquez not being able to compete in the second and third race after a crash in the Spanish GP. Frenchman Fabio Quartararo has been the new star of the season winning both the Spanish and the Andalucía GP. The Czech GP saw another history being made as South African Brad Binder became the first Rookie since 2013 and the first rider for Red Bull KTM Factory Team to pull off a win in MotoGP™.

The season, with 11 more races to go now heads to Austria, the myWorldMotorrad Grand Prix von Österreich (Austrian GP) at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg from August 13-16, 2020. The season finale will drop on November 22, 2020, at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal which is the newest addition to the season calendar.

 

All the action from the MotoGP myWorldMotorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Qualifying will stream LIVE on Discovery Plus at 16:50 PM on August 15 and at 15:30 PM on August 16 while watch the LIVE telecast on Eurosport and Eurosport HD on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 4:00 PM IST followed by the main race on Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 2:15 PM IST.

 About Discovery Plus

‘Discovery Plus’ is an exciting new D2C streaming app, launched to satiate the unmet need of a differentiated product offering premium real-life entertainment. Priced competitively with an introductory offer of INR 299 per annum, the app has been developed and curated specifically for India.  Discovery Plus offers thousands of hours of exclusive content across 40+ genres, including Science, Adventure, Food and Lifestyle, in 8 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali & Marathi.  The premium subscribers have access to a large selection of never-seen-before Premium Discovery titles, must-watch documentaries, India originals and exclusive acquisitions. Free users of the app have access to all-time favourites from the Discovery library.

About Eurosport:

Eurosport is the number one sport destination in Europe, fuelling the passion of fans and connecting them with the greatest sports events in the world. As the Home of the Olympic Games in Europe, Eurosport delivered the ultimate Games experience for PyeongChang 2018 reaching both record linear and digital viewership across localized Eurosport services. Firmly established as the Home of Cycling, Grand Slam Tennis and Winter Sport, Eurosport channels – Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 – reach 246 million cumulative subscribers across 75 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No 1 online sports news website with an average of 30 million unique users per month and, along with the Eurosport app (available on iOS and Android), the only place to watch Eurosport anytime online, on mobile and on tablet devices. Eurosport Events specializes in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information is available by visiting corporate.eurosport.com.