Sports streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Germany and Austria to men’s club handball competition the EHF Cup.
The two-season contract with EHF Marketing, the marketing arm of the European Handball Federation, covers the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.
DAZN will show all EHF Cup group phase home and away matches involving German teams – including THW Kiel, Füchse Berlin and TSV Hannover-Burgdorf – as well as other selected matches and the highlight of the competition, the EHF Cup Finals.
David Szlezak, managing director of EHF Marketing, said: “With three German teams in the group phase, and with Füchse Berlin as defending champions, the Men’s EHF Cup has a significant following on the German market.
“We are very pleased to have secured DAZN as a broadcast partner, in a deal that not only secures extensive coverage of the Men’s EHF Cup in Germany and Austria, but also introduces our competition to an innovative, revolutionary, multi-sport streaming service, which already has millions of subscribers across seven markets.”
The partnership will start with the beginning of the group phase of the 2018-19 EHF Cup, with the first round to be played during the weekend of February 9-10.