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Germany’s Sport1+ renews rights to NASCAR and Supercars motor series

German pay TV channel Sport1+ has renewed its broadcast partnership with US racing series NASCAR until 2024, following a deal with IMG. At the same time, the dedicated sports channel has also extended rights to Australia’s Supercars until 2024. Under the terms of the new NASCAR deal, Sport1+ will continue to air every round of […]

Sport1 acquires XFL rights for DACH region

Sports channel Sport1 has acquired an exclusive rights package for the next two seasons to the new XFL US Football League starting in February. The XFL 2023 season will begin after the NFL Super Bowl, and Sport1 will present the XFL from February 18 live and in highlights on free-TV and extensively on pay TV […]

Sport1 taps Better Collective for online gambling play

German sports broadcaster Sport1 GmbH and its gambling subsidiary Magic Sports Media GmbH have signed a long-term agreement with sports betting media group Better Collective to provide delivery of content, data, and statistics for a new sports betting section on the Sport1.de portal. The pair said the move would bring the best in sports betting […]

DFB-Pokal rights awarded to ARD, ZDF and Sky

German football rights have returned to growth with the German Football Federation’s (DFB) latest broadcast rights deal for the DFB-Pokal.  The body has awarded live rights to the men’s competition for the three seasons from 2022/23 to ARD, ZDF and Sky, with highlights packages going to DAZN and Sport1. The DFB, which had retaken charge […]

2020 Women’s Champions League Final breaks records

The 2020 UEFA Women’s Champions League final has broken viewership records in France and Germany. The match, which served as the full stop on a European football season which extended over 12 months, saw Lyon secure their fifth consecutive and seventh overall UEFA Women’s Champions League title in a 3-1 victory over European rivals and […]

Sports roundup: Eleven Sports launches F1 pass; FISU signs Eurosport deal; ERT agrees to EBU acquisitions; Sport1 holds on to Rallycross in IMG 

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports will offer Portuguese viewers an annual pass to Formula 1 events. The €49.99 per year annual pass provides live access to all 22 Grand Prix races, F1 qualifying, F2, F3, and the Porsche Super Cup on Eleven’s dedicated racing channel. The channel also offers analysis, interview and behind the scenes content, […]

Sport1 secures eSport highlights from DFL

German sports broadcast outfit Sport1 has struck a deal with the German football league, the DFL, to offer highlights from the latter’s Virtual Bundesliga eSports competition on its platform. Coverage of the VBL club championship, playoffs and grand final will be aired on free sports channel Sport1 and new pay TV offering eSports1 as well […]

EC confirms approval of Liberty Global Ziggo acquisition

The European Commission has confirmed its approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo in the Netherlands. The EC’s move follows annulment of its earlier approval of the 2014 acquisition by the EU General Court last year. The EC originally approved the merger of UPC Netherlands and Ziggo subject to the condition that […]

eSports will benefit TV, says ESL

eSports have the potential to attract a young primarily male audience to TV and punch above its weight in terms of its value to broadcasters, according to Torsten Haux,, VP global media rights at Modern Times Group-owned eSports outfit ESL. Speaking at Marketforce’s The Future of Broadcasting conference yesterday, Haux said that eSports, which has […]

Sport TV secures handball rights

AMC Networks International-Central Europe-owned Sport TV has secured exclusive rights to Velux EHF Champions League handball and the women’s EHF Champions League beginning with the 2015-16 season in Hungary. The deal between EHF Marketing, the marketing arm of the European Handball Federation, and AMC Networks International-Central Europe will make Hungarian TV channels Sport1 and Sport2 […]