German volleyball clubs to help cover streaming costs

Deutschen Volleyball-Liga, the German volleyball league, has approved a proposal for its top division clubs to make financial contributions of €10,000 each per season towards the cost of showing games live over the internet.

The league said that it plans to start streaming games online from October of this year and added that more details about the streaming service would be confirmed in the coming weeks following further discussions with broadcast partners.

“This is another milestone in the development of our sport, [with] the money from the clubs helping to provide continuous live coverage of games from the national league,” league chairman Michael Evers said. “We are ensuring reliability for sponsors and fans.”