Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

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German telco Deutsche Telekom has renewed its rights to the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) at a slight uplift, locking down the rights for another five seasons.

The German football federation earned an increase of almost 50 per cent in the value of its domestic third-tier 3. Liga rights following deals with Deutsche Telekom and ARD last week.

Euroleague Basketball has increased its media-rights income in the 2016-17 season by 36 per cent compared to 2015-16, and this will rise further in 2017-18 thanks mainly to a blockbuster deal in Greece.

Germany’s top ice hockey league last week secured a small increase in the value of its media rights following a deal with telco Deutsche Telekom.

The National Basketball Association has finalised a string of deals outside its domestic US market in recent weeks, securing large increases in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and India, and a modest uplift in Poland.

Telco Telekom Romania has made 130 of its sports staff redundant amid months of speculation about parent company Deutsche Telekom's retreat from the Romanian market, according to local media

Media group AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe has agreed a new multi-year distribution agreement with subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Telekom Sport, the pay-television channel operated by German telco Deutsche Telekom, has extended a rights deal for the DEL, the country’s national ice hockey league.

Media technology company MediaKind and telco Deutsche Telekom have claimed a landmark by streaming the world’s first multi-channel 6K 360-degree live sports event.

Features

Deutsche Telekom’s surprise deal for exclusive domestic basketball rights in Germany last week is small in value but potentially rich in significance.

German telco Deutsche Telekom last week moved back into buying exclusive sports rights with a deal for the domestic basketball league, which was a big increase on the previous value.

Interview with Jan Pommer, chief executive of the Basketball Bundesliga, on the league’s four-year domestic deal with telco Deutsche Telekom.

Interview with William Field, founder of Prospero, the media and technology consultancy, on the return of telcos to the sports-rights market.

Mystery media player helps Romanian football league to hold its value

Premiere, the German pay-television broadcaster, has salvaged something of its reputation following its deal with DSF.

Football: The German Football League awarded the rights for the Bundesliga in several three-year deals covering 2006-07 to 2008-09.