Warner Bros Discovery paid £600m, in response to The Athletic, to BT Sports activities to arrange a joint-venture final yr.
WBD bosses have advised UK sports activities followers that nothing main will change with reference to its broadcast rights. Its portfolio of content material, together with MotoGP, will keep the identical.
However BT Sports activities will turn into often called TNT Sports activities in July 2023.
The newly-named channel will likely be out there on the identical channel quantity by way of Sky and Virgin.
However TNT Sports activities’ content material may also turn into out there on the Discovery Plus app, that means MotoGP will be streamed on-line.
The Eurosport channel can also be integrated into TNT Sports activities – because of this MotoGP< World Superbikes and British Superbikes will all be broadcast on the identical channel within the UK.
“There aren’t any fast plans for any change of pricing,” mentioned Marc Allera, BT Group chairman.
“It’s unimaginable to say issues are everlasting and can by no means change.”
TNT Sports activities is already a TV model within the US, the place it broadcasts NBA and NHL. It exhibits Champions League soccer in Mexico and Brazil. The TNT Sports activities model will now turn into recognized within the UK.
MotoGP has a deal to stay with BT Sports activities (and from July, TNT Sports activities) till not less than the tip of 2024.