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Old 02-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by DogBoy View Post
Do you know that DMG is asking someone to pay them for production rights? I've never seen that. I think they pay Chet Burkes Productions to produce the races and then DMG try to sell enough advertising to cover the cost of the air time they buy from SPEED. I think it worked the same way under the old AMA regime except now there is no pool of AMA membership dollars to dip into to cover losses.

As for SPEED, I've been under the impression they are a broadcaster with air time to sell, so MotoGP, WSBK and AMA just buy time slots and deliver a fully produced program and advertising package. I believe SPEED paid for Formula 1 but everyone else pays their way onto the network. SPEED makes sure programing is branded with their name on their network but motorcycle racing is produced (filmed, edited, announced, ads sold) by independent contractors. This is what I have always read about motorcycle road racing on TV in the US. Anyone know for a fact if the arrangement is different?
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