Sport1 snaps up German handball rights

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the German national men's and women's handball teams' away qualifying matches for the 2016 and 2018 European Handball Federation (EHF) European Championships.

Sport1 will broadcast coverage of matches to audiences in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

As part of the deal, Sport1 will broadcast the men's team's upcoming qualifying matches against Spain and Finland on free-to-air television.

The rights cover Sport1’s television online and mobile platforms.

Sport1 brokered the deal with the Infront Sports & Media agency, the EHF’s exclusive media and marketing partner.

Earlier this year, Sport1 also acquired rights to selected friendly games and qualifying matches of the men’s national team over the next two years. Matches will be broadcast on free-to-air television.