ARD, ZDF extend deal with German equestrian showpiece

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have renewed rights agreements for the CHIO Aachen equestrian event.

The new deal covers the exclusive audio-visual broadcasting rights for the German event for all distribution channels. It will run until 2022.

Over the years, more than 30 hours of CHIO Aachen coverage has been broadcast on ARD, ZDF and WDR, an affiliate of ARD.

SportA, the sports rights agency of ARD and ZDF, brokered the new deal with the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV), which organises the event.

This year’s CHIO Aachen will take place from July 12-21.