Up to three matches a week will be shown from the DKB Handball-Bundesliga on Viasat channels in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for the next six seasons. The action will be available on TV, online and on mobile.
Officially ranked Europe’s number one handball league by the European Handball Federation, the DKB Handball-Bundesliga is contested by Germany’s top 18 teams and features many of the sport’s leading players, including Nordic superstars Niklas Landin Jacobsen and Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (Denmark), Harald Reinkind and Christian O’Sullivan (Norway), and Jim Gottfridsson and Niclas Ekberg (Sweden).
Peter Nørrelund, MTG EVP and CEO of MTG Sport: “MTG is the undisputed leader in premium sports in the Nordic region and therefore the perfect home for the world’s best handball league. Extending these exclusive rights is great news for the super-passionate handball fans in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The DKB Handball-Bundesliga offers non-stop action – last season, each match produced an average of 54 goals – and we’re making it available on more screens than ever before.”
MTG’s Viasat TV channels and Viaplay streaming service will show up to three live matches from the DKB Handball-Bundesliga each week from the 2017/2018 season, which starts 24 August 2017.
In addition to the DKB Handball-Bundesliga, MTG holds the media rights to the annual EHF Cup and EHF Champions League; and the men’s and women’s 2018 and 2020 EHF European Handball Championship.