Berlin (dpa) – The Handball Fans can breathe a sigh of relief and be able to see the matches of the German national team at the world Cup in France, or at least live on the Internet.
the stopgap solution of the Transmission problem, the German handball Federation (DHB) has found six days before the start of the tournament, together with a Sponsor in a way: The Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), which shows the matches of the German national Handball team online.
“We are overjoyed that we can show the Handball now the Fans in this country,” said DHB Vice President Bob Hanning, the German press Agency. “That was the last hope, and my personal thanks go to all who have worked for the last few days and nights so hard.”
The company has on 5. Januara the exclusive Live broadcasting rights for Germany by the holder of a right leg Media Group bought. The encounters will be visible on the website handball.dkb.de to and free shown. The Livestream will be implemented according to DKB information with YouTube as a technical Partner.
The DHB knew, according to its President Andreas Michel man since Christmas, of an agreement in principle the parties to the negotiations – however, it took until the Public was informed. “The DKB wanted to hold dear only the signed contract in your hands before you communicate anything,” said Michel man the editorial network in Germany.
DHB and DKB for a novelty. Never been an athletic has been transferred to a large event from a Sponsor. Before the unusual Deal various negotiations by TV stations and Internet service providers had failed with the leg Media Group. Free-to-air TV channels such as ARD or ZDF come because of technical restrictions by BeIN Sports for the world Cup Broadcasts in question. A solution seemed almost impossible.
“you are about 50 games to produce, it is not only the German games,” stated the DHB-Vice. For more Details, such as the question, according to the commentators could not answer the Bank.
“That in the case of the DKB, it was said, “let’s save the football”, especially financially, everything other than, of course,” said Hanning. On the cost, both sides made no data. The unusual solution, but it should also help the Bank as your promotional value without a Live-lose the pictures from the German Team virtually.
“As a long-standing Partner of the sport and of the handball, it is important to us that the great enthusiasm for these sports in Germany will remain and will be expanded,” said DKB-chief Stefan country stättner. “We are therefore very pleased to be able to all of the Fans in Germany, the Live Transmission of Games of the Handball world championship will now guarantee.” The company is since several years a Sponsor of the DHB and also acts as the name of the Handball-Bundesliga.
Still a few hours before the solution tracks Live images of the tournament in France in the distance. “There is no new Stand. We are not here negotiating,” had DHB declared General Secretary Mark Schober on the edge of the training camp in Kamen-Kaiserau. DHB-President Andreas Michel man was attacked in the “image” of the policy: “it’s good that our policy in such a way, the Doping in Russia busy. But it would also be nice if they would also employ intensively with the TV Rights in Germany.”
The world Cup in France starts for the German handball player at 13. January, with the group match against Hungary. Currently, the Team of national coach Dagur Sigurdsson is preparing in training camp in the vicinity of Dortmund, on may 9. January follows the world Cup dress rehearsal against Austria. As the reigning European champion, Germany is one of the favorites to win the title.
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world Cup schedule of the German team