The games and highlights of the German Handball Bundesliga will be shown by Sky Deutschland, ARD and ZDF from the next season.
The rights package of which financial details have not been disclosed also comprises the second-division league, the DHB Cup including the Final Four, the Supercup and the All Star Game.
In addition to regular live transmissions by pay-TV broadcaster Sky, ARD will show up to 12 live games per season including the DHB Cup final on its main channel Das Erste and its regional channels (Dritte Programme) on free-to-air TV.
All channels and ZDF will also regularly screen highlights as part of their news and sports programmes. The agreement also includes IPTV, web and mobile TV rights.
Sport1 transmitted the Handball Bundesliga games on free-TV and pay-TV in the past years.