Sports broadcasting contracts in Germany

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This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in Germany. For a list of contracts in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.

Football[edit]

FIFA
UEFA
  • UEFA Nations League (2018-2021) finals coverage on both public broadcaster for 2020-21 will be announced soon
    • DAZN (all matches (exclude national team group fixtures), 2018-2021)
    • ARD (in 2018-19 aired last both pick national team group matches only, in 2020-21 aired the both October and a second November (last) pick matches (total three or four matches))
    • ZDF (three live matches (first both pick national team group matches, plus a final) in 2018-19, in 2020-21 aired the both September and a first November pick matches (total three or four matches))
  • UEFA Champions League
    • RTL (1994–1999, 2000–2003)
    • tm3 (1999–2000)
    • SKY (2000–2021)
    • Sat.1 (1 game on Wednesday, 2003–2012)
    • ZDF (1 game on Wednesday, 2012–2018, returned again from 2020–2024 but only broadcast a final match (include or exclude 2021 if the German clubs involved))[3]
    • DAZN (all games, 2018-2024)
    • Prime Video (2021–2024)[4]
  • UEFA Europa League
    • SKY (2000–2018)
    • ProSieben (1 game on Wednesday, 2007)
    • Sat.1 (1 game on Wednesday, 2007–2012)
    • kabel eins (1 game live, 2010–2015)
    • Sport1 (1 game live, 2015–2018)
    • RTL (1 game live on free-TV in 2018-2024, all games exclusively live from 2021-2024)
    • DAZN (all games, 2018-2021)
AFC
CONMEBOL
DAZN
CONCACAF
National team
German competitions
  • Bundesliga: SKY (live broadcast of most games), DAZN (Friday and Monday Night Games, 5 Sunday Afternoon Games (all sublicensed from Eurosport), plus highlights) ARD (Highlights), ZDF (Opening match live, highlights).
  • 2. Bundesliga: SKY (live broadcast of all games), Sky Sport News & Sport1 (highlights on Friday & Sunday), DAZN (Highlights of other matches, plus live coverage of relegation play-offs) and ARD (highlights on Saturday)
  • Frauen-Bundesliga: Regional channels, Magenta Sport, Eurosport, and DFB-TV (until 2021-22)
  • DFB-Pokal: ARD (including both semi finals and a final), Sport1 (exclude semi finals and a final) (one match per round respectively, total two matches, plus highlights of other matches), and SKY
Other leagues and cups

American Football[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Field Hockey[edit]

Golf[edit]

Handball[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Competition / Event Rightsholder / Broadcaster Broadcast Details
Bellator MMA DAZN 2018-2022: selected fights[17]
Enfusion Live MMA ran FIGHTING since 2018: all fights
GEMMAF Central German Championship ran FIGHTING since 2020: all fights[18]
GEMMAF German Championship ran FIGHTING since 2019: all fights
GEMMAF Northern German Championship ran FIGHTING since 2020: all fights[18]
GEMMAF Southern German Championship ran FIGHTING since 2020: all fights[18]
GEMMAF Western German Championship ran FIGHTING since 2020: all fights[18]
German MMA Championship (GMC) ProSiebenSat.1 Media:
  • since 2016: all fights (ran FIGHTING)
  • since 2018: selected fights (ProSieben Maxx)
Hype Fighting Championship (Hype FC) ran FIGHTING since 2019: selected fights
NOVA Fighting Championship (NOVA FC) ran FIGHTING since 2019: all fights
Mix Fight Championship (MFC) ran FIGHTING since 2017: all fights
ONE Championship ran FIGHTING since 2019: all fights
Professional Fighters League (PFL) ran FIGHTING since 2019: selected fights
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) DAZN since 2018: all fights[19]
We Love MMA Bild since 2017: all fights

Motor racing[edit]

Multi-discipline events[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]

Rugby League[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Winter Sports[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Beach Volleyball[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cushnan, David. "BBC, ITV, ARD and ZDF sign World Cup TV deals". SportsProMedia.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  2. ^ "DAZN picks up Women's World Cup rights in Germany - SportsPro Media". www.sportspromedia.com. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  3. ^ "Mega-Ankündigung! Champions-League-Finale im Free-TV - jedoch unter einer Bedingung". TZ (in German). 2020-08-13. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  4. ^ "Sky loses Champions League rights in Germany". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  5. ^ Sport1.de. "UEFA Youth League und Women's Champions League LIVE auf SPORT1". Sport1.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  6. ^ "Sky reclaims Germany's Premier League rights from DAZN".
  7. ^ https://media.dazn.com/de/press-releases-dach/2018/10/fa-cup/
  8. ^ "DAZN renews LaLiga rights".
  9. ^ "DAZN claims Serie A rights in four more markets".
  10. ^ "DAZN retains Ligue 1 rights in Germany, Austria".
  11. ^ "2020 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE to be broadcasted more overseas:J. LEAGUE.JP". J. League. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  12. ^ "International Hockey Federation renews agreement with sports streaming company DAZN". www.insidethegames.biz. January 24, 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  13. ^ "FIH". 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  14. ^ "Where to watch | FIH". FIH. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  15. ^ "The EHL KO16 Broadcast Schedule - where to watch the world's best club hockey". Euro Hockey League. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  16. ^ "DAZN AWARDED EUROPEAN HANDBALL FEDERATION RIGHTS IN FOUR NATIONS". DAZN Media Centre. 2020-09-11. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  17. ^ "Bellator läuft ab dem 29. September in Deutschland auf DAZN". Gnp1.de (in German). June 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  18. ^ a b c d "GEMMAF Partner". Gemmaf.de (in German). Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  19. ^ "DAZN sichert sich die Übertragungsrechte an UFC für die kommenden drei Jahre". Wrestling-infos.de (in German). October 1, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2020.
  20. ^ "WHERE TO WATCH THE FED CUP QUALIFIERS". Fed Cup. 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  21. ^ "Broadcasters - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018". Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  22. ^ "WhereToWatch - FIVB Volleyball World Championship Italy and Bulgaria 2018". 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2018-09-14.