Motorvision TV, the German pay-TV channel for car and motor sports fans, extends its reach in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by launching on six additional platforms.
Through a new distribution agreement with Dubai-based pay-TV provider My-HD, Motorvision TV can be seen by subscribers in the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi-Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen as part of the packages My Maghreb and My Arab.
TV households in Greece can now watch the channel through Vodafone Home’s TV service (formerly Hellas Online). In addition to the new carriage deal, Motorvision TV renewed its distribution agreement with OTE TV which has been offering the channel to its customers as part of the sports line-up since 2013.
In Cyprus, the channel is already carried by PrimeTel and Cablenet in English with Greek subtitles. It is now also available as part of the Sport Plus package of domestic telco Cyta.
In Romania, Motorvision TV can now also be received by UPC subscribers in addition to the existing distribution on Orange TV while in Croatia the channel has reached a distribution agreement with Zabava I TO.
Motorvision TV will also expand its coverage in Africa with its inclusion in Nigeria-based Suburban Fibre Company’s triple play service Legend which will launch this summer.
In October 2015, Motorvision TV announced distribution deals with Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan and Telekom Srbija, marking the channel’s launch in both territories.
“All of these new and extended agreements show that there is a high demand for our linear Motorvision TV channel – not only from new market entrants, but also from established local market platform players and large operators,” Raimund Köhler, CEO of Motorvision Group, said in Munich. “In addition, we have also seen an increase in our audience over the past months in those markets where we have access to TV ratings, so I am absolutely pleased with the positive development.”
The distribution agreements with UPC Romania, Vodafone Greece, Cyta and Zabava were negotiated by US Media (James Wells, Germany). The carriage deal with My-HD was arranged by Gorse & Co (Nicolas Gorse, France) while the partnership with Suburban was arranged by 3Vision Distribution (Jonathan Nickell, UK).
In total, Motorvision TV is now available to around 10 million subscribers in 38 countries across four continents.