EBU strikes deal with IMG for Austrian skiing rights in Europe

  • European Broadcasting Union to buy rights to Austrian ski association events in Europe
  • Deal with IMG will be worth €8.2m per season and will run from 2018-19 to 2023-24
  • ARD/ZDF separately acquired rights in Germany for €3.3m per season
European Broadcasting Union members will retain access to Austrian ski association events from 2018-19, TV Sports Markets understands, after the consortium of public-service broadcasters struck a deal with IMG.

The EBU will pay €8.2m ($9.7m) per season for rights to all Fédération Internationale de Ski (Fis) World Cup events held in Austria, from 2018-19 to 2023-24. Its deal covers Europe, excluding Germany and Austria. The deal is yet to be finalised but has been agreed in principle.

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