DFL (German Football League)

Pay-television broadcaster Star India has confirmed the acquisition of rights for the Bundesliga, the top division of football in Germany.

The Sportsman Media Group’s desire to remain on an equal footing with its rivals helped the German Bundesliga to a massive increase in the value of its betting rights in a deal agreed late last month.

Fox International Channels’ decision to sublicense German Bundesliga rights in Japan to the MP & Silva agency surprised industry observers this week. Something seemed to be the wrong way round – agencies buy to sell to broadcasters, not vice versa.

The Sportsman Media Group agency has retained live transmission rights to Germany’s Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga, the top two divisions of domestic club football, for exploitation to betting service providers.

The German Bundesliga is to agree a deal for its global betting and streaming rights in the coming weeks, with an auction due to be held before the end of the month.

DFL Digital Sports, the media production subsidiary of the German Football League (DFL), has appointed Andreas Heyden as its new chief executive.

The German Bundesliga is set to more than double its international rights value from 2015-16 onwards following a host of deals agreed in recent weeks.

The Spanish football league outlined plans to launch its own channel in 2016 at a panel discussion chaired by TV Sports Markets this month at Sportel in Monaco.

Germany’s Bundesliga is thought to be finalising a number of rights deals involving substantial increases on current deal values.

DFL Sports Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German Football League (DFL), has launched an invitation to tender for overseas rights to the country’s top-tier Bundesliga and second division Bundesliga 2 club football competitions for two seasons.

Qatari pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is in advanced negotiations to secure the rights to the German Bundesliga in the Middle East and North Africa, TV Sports Markets understands.

Data from the Know the Fan – The Global Sports Media Consumption Report 2014 suggests that an opportunity for sports and media companies to engage fans and drive revenues by using internet-connected TV sets is being missed.

German Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich has said it would be willing to share revenues gained from public-service broadcaster ARD’s broadcasts of its games in the domestic DFB-Pokal cup competition with smaller German teams.

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