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After several cycles of decline, the value of Formula One rights in Germany has more than doubled in pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland’s exclusive deal for the 2021-24 cycle.

Uefa has increased the value of its lower-tier club competition media rights in Germany by over 40 per cent through commercial broadcaster RTL’s acquisition of exclusive, multi-platform rights to the Europa League and newly created Europa Conference League.

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.

Commercial broadcaster RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg is poised to retain rights to the Luxembourg National Division until 2023 after emerging victorious in a vote by the clubs this week.

German commercial broadcaster RTL has said it will refrain from on-site reporting of the opening three races of the 2020 Formula 1 season due to risks presented by the coronavirus

Burkhard Weber, a respected executive in the German sports media industry, has died at the age of 64. Weber had worked as senior vice-president of sport at pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland

Commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired exclusive rights in Germany to the Uefa Europa League and the newly-created Uefa Europa Conference League for the new cycle, from 2021-22 to 2023-24

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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

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.