German public broadcaster ARD is negotiating about the free-to-air TV rights for the Formula 1 from the 2018 season, competing with commercial broadcaster RTL that has been showing the Grand Prix races since 1991.
More than half a year after the collapse of negotiations, German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are in talks with Discovery Networks Deutschland again regarding sublicences for the Olympic Games.
Swiss cable operator UPC welcomes the decision by competition commission COMCO against precautionary measures regarding the broadcasting of ice-hockey on its new channel MySports.
Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub will show all games of the Champions League and the Europa League live from the 2018/19 season.
A dispute has broken out between Discovery Networks Deutschland and Sky Deutschland over the Bundesliga rights.
Sports streaming service DAZN (“Da Zone”) wants to reach the customer figure of German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland following its acquisition of the UEFA Champions League TV rights in Germany and Austria.
For the first time in the history of the UEFA Champions League, all games will be shown exclusively on pay-TV in Germany and Austria from the 2018/19 season to the 2020/21 season.
German video-on-demand service provider On Demand Deutschland (ODD) will continue to provide its customers with recent blockbusters and library titles from all Hollywood studios and the most important independent players.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has acquired the exclusive pay-TV rights for all games of the third-division Bundesliga and women’s Bundesliga from German football association Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB).
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will continue to show the EHF Champions League games live and exclusive in Germany and Austria in the next three seasons.