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The FIA World Endurance Championship has increased its exposure in the German market through a new deal with Sport1

Turkish media group Acunmedya has bought a 50-per-cent stake in German sports broadcaster Sport1 for €30m ($32.5m) following an agreement struck with owner Highlight Communications.

Sky amassed a total of 4.8 million viewers for last night’s PDC World Darts Championship final featuring 16-year-old Luke Littler, making it the most-watched darts event ever on the pay-television broadcaster and its Now streaming service.

The final of the PDC World Darts Championship tonight (Wednesday) is set to break even more records in the UK for Sky with the performances of teenage sensation Luke Littler having brought viewers flooding…

The purchase of 3.5 million new shares in Highlight Event and Entertainment (HLEE) has pushed the shareholding of Alexander Studhalter below 20 per cent, as Highlight seeks to minimise risks to the company posed by restrictions placed on the Swiss businessman by US authorities.

Sport1 Medien, the Highlight Communications-owned German media group, has named the executives that will lead the five newly-created units as part of a major restructuring

Highlight Communications is considering a sale of German media group Sport1 Medien or some of its constituent parts as it seeks to raise investment

Olaf Schröder, chief executive of Sport1 Medien, is leaving the Highlight Communications-owned German media group with immediate effect amid a restructuring of operations.

ProSiebenSat.1 saw off strong competition from rival commercial broadcaster RTL to renew its rights to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters after its previous deal for the touring car series was annulled.

Commercial broadcaster Sport1 struck an eleventh-hour deal with Sky Deutschland for Formula 1 highlights in Germany, ensuring there will be regular free-to-air coverage of the motor racing series in the market throughout 2023.

Commercial broadcaster Sport1 has extended its ESL Pro Tour rights as part of a new agreement with esports tournament organiser and production company ESL FACEIT.

Formula 1 has renewed its media rights agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean with sports broadcaster ESPN until the end of the 2025 season

Commercial broadcaster Sport1 has acquired platform-neutral rights across Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the ADAC GT Masters motor racing series as part of a new deal with the General German Automobile Club.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has extended its rights to the NASCAR stock car racing series and Australia’s Supercars Championship for two more seasons.

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights to the United States’ newest professional American football league, the XFL, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the next two years. 

Sport1, the German free-to-air sports channel, attracted a peak audience of 2.36 million viewers for live coverage of last night’s dramatic PDC World Darts Championship final between England’s Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands.

Dyn Media, the German streaming platform founded by former German Football League chief executive Christian Seifert and publishing house Axel Springer, has struck a sublicensing agreement with commercial broadcaster Sport1 for the media rights to domestic women’s volleyball properties.

Deutsche Telekom has acquired exclusive live rights to all 3. Liga matches from 2023-24 to 2026-27 while also picking up a share of rights to the women’s Bundesliga.