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The German Football League (DFL) faced an absence of new bidders, a change in strategy from incumbent Sky Deutschland and an unstable economy as it went to market with its 2021-25 domestic rights. The tough conditions left experts to conclude the league had done well to avoid a larger income drop for the cycle.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 will launch a new pan-European esports channel on November 3 following the launch of the eSports1 channel in its home market at the start of 2019

Sunday’s Uefa Women’s Champions League final between Lyon and Wolfsburg attracted record viewing figures in both France and Germany.

The Asian Football Confederation has sealed the first rights deal in Europe in its new rights cycle, agreeing a two-year contract across Germany, Austria and Switzerland with sports broadcaster Sport1

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has signed a new long-term carriage deal with Vodafone, through which the Sport1+ and eSports1 channels will continue to be available on the telco’s GigaTV platform.