After much drama over US broadcast rights for World Superbike in the US this year, it appears as if a deal has finally been inked. BeIN Sport will broadcast the first race at Phillip Island this Saturday at 8pm, also streaming it online for the 99.999% of you who don't know what BeIN Sport is.
Rumors were swirling this morning that Al Jazeera could be SBK's new American home. And, it kinda is. BeIN (better get that funky capitalization right) is jointly owned by good ol' 'Merican Time Warner Cable and the Qatari broadcaster. It typically broadcasts all those fruity Euro sports like football (the kind with feet), tennis and rugby.
SBK was previously broadcast on SPEED TV, but that contract was not continued for 2013.