ARD and ZDF set for Nations League rights deal

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF are set to conclude a deal for rights to the Uefa Nations League, the national team competition launched by football’s European governing body.

According to multiple reports, ARD and ZDF are closing in on a deal for the 12 matches featuring Germany’s national team that are still on the market.

ARD’s sports co-ordinator, Axel Balkausky, told the DWDL.de website a deal has yet to be struck but admitted the broadcaster is interested in the rights.

In May 2016 commercial broadcaster RTL agreed a deal with Uefa for 28 national team matches between 2018-19 and 2021-22, including 20 European Qualifier matches and eight friendly matches.