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Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has brought back the Formula One motor racing championship to its platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a one-year absence that caused a customer…

German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF recouped more than €3m ($3.5m) from various sublicensing deals for 2018 Fifa World Cup rights in the country.

The value of Formula One media rights in Germany will fall from 2018 onward following a flat renewal with RTL and the decision to not sell pay-television rights.

The value of Uefa Europa League media rights will grow by about 24 per cent in Germany and 20 per cent in Austria when new deals kick in from 2018-19.

Mike Kiernan reviews television audiences across the big five markets for the recently concluded Formula One World Championship

Commercial broadcaster RTL is poised to serve as the exclusive rights-holder of Formula One in Germany after pay-television broadcaster Sky confirmed it would not extend its long-running deal.

German commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired rights for German national football team qualifiers ahead of the Uefa Euro 2020 and 2022 Fifa World Cup tournaments.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland and commercial broadcaster RTL have acquired rights in Germany for the Formula One motor-racing world championship for two years, from 2016 to 2017.

German commercial broadcaster RTL has extended its long-running rights deal for the fights of boxing’s reigning heavyweight world champion, Wladimir Klitschko.

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German commercial broadcaster RTL significantly increased the value of national team football rights in the country in a deal with Uefa last month.

Formula One’s broadcast rights value in Germany will fall by about seven per cent when the latest renewals, agreed last week, kick in from 2016.

Europe’s top six national football associations – England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain – have agreed a new system with Uefa for sharing revenues from centrally-sold national team matches, from the 2018-19 season.

Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at television audiences in the major European markets and America for the 2014 Fifa World Cup

New F1 bidders emerge in Germany

SRG faces no competition to hold on to F1 in Switzerland

Germany’s RTL snatches national team qualifier matches from under the nose of ARD/ZDF

Sky Deutschland is getting stronger but the big Bundesliga deal means it needs to pay less for other sport

RTL sold on the rights for one of this year’s World Cup ski-jumping events after a row with the FIS

France Télévisions believe that FIS must change to interest broadcasters.

Formula One Management to take over host-broadcasting from 2007 season.

Sportfive to sign television rights deals for World Rally Championship in top five European markets next week.

First ever tie in ski-jumping’s Four Hills tournament attracts huge television audiences.