International Handball Federation (IHF)

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The Fédération Française de Handball is struggling to find a free-to-air partner for French national-team matches after carving these rights out of its new deal with beIN Sports, SportBusiness Media understands.

The International Handball Federation told TV Sports Markets this week it agreed an eight-year global media-rights deal with the MP & Silva agency – rather than its usual four-year cycle – due to the long-term financial security it will provide.

German bank Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) took the unusual step of acquiring International Handball Federation World Championship media rights this month.

The Pitch International agency secured a late rights deal in the critical German market for the 2015 men’s Handball World Championship at the end of December – the last major market where a deal was outstanding.

BeIN Media Group and the Pitch International agency have agreed a host of deals for the International Handball World Championships over the past few weeks, TV Sports Markets understands.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has reached an agreement to show finals of the men’s and women’s International Handball Federation World Championships with French participation.

The International Handball Federation has today become the latest rights-holder to terminate an agreement with the Chinese-controlled MP & Silva agency, reclaiming global media rights to its flagship World…

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