New agreements reached in key territories ahead of EHF Champions League season
DAZN and BTRC confirmed as broadcast partners for European club handball competitions ahead of the start of the new season
London, Vienna and Zug - The EHF Champions League Men and the DELO EHF Champions League and European handball club competitions will be broadcast on DAZN in Austria, Germany, Spain and Switzerland for six seasons up until the end of the 2025/26 season.
BTRC in Belarus has also reached an agreement to cover EHF club handball tournaments for the next three seasons.
DAZN joins a number of top rights holders who will show EHF club competitions, including Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) in the Nordic region, Arena Sport in the Balkan region and AMC Networks International in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The partnerships were brokered by Infront after a competitive pitch process on behalf of the European Handball Federation and EHF Marketing.
Antonio Dominguez, Infront Senior Director Handball, said: "All of these countries are key territories for handball and securing agreements in these countries was important to continue the sports growing appeal. Fans across Europe will now be able to enjoy watching some of the world's best handball stars at a consistent and high standard production level after these competitive agreements were reached."
James Chubb, VP Global Partnerships, DAZN Group, said: “These broadcast deals largely complete a successful sales process that will bring handball to its passionate and growing fanbase across Europe. Combined with a revamped production, digital and marketing strategy, the next 10 years will see us and Infront work with EHF and EHFM to grow the popularity of the sport across all platforms.”
David Szlezak, EHF Marketing Managing Director, said: “EHF Marketing welcomes DAZN and as a new broadcast partner of the EHF Champions League. The platform is well known in the sports market for the high quality and the innovative approach to its broadcast, therefore EHF Marketing is convinced about the success of these partnerships.”
This weekend's women’s matches will all be shown for free on EHFTV across Austria, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
Infront and DAZN Group are exclusive media and marketing partners for EHF and EHFM as part of a 10-year partnership that started this year.
About DAZN Group
DAZN Group is one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with 2,800 employees in over 25 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports; from production, through to content distribution and commercialisation. DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the leading global sport streaming service, as well as some of the most popular sport portals, including DAZN News, Goal, Sporting News and Spox.com. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN provides affordable access on connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles. DAZN is live in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S. Visit https://media.dazn.com.
About EHF Marketing GmbH
EHF Marketing GmbH is the marketing arm and subsidiary of the European Handball Federation. The company works closely with marketing and media partners, as well as with Europe’s leading clubs to release the full potential of the sport on the international sports market. The EHF Marketing GmbH is responsible for the exploitation, organisation and promotion of the European club handball competitions including the EHF Champions League Men, the DELO EHF Champions League and the EHF European League.
About the EHF Champions League
The EHF Champions League is the premium competition of men’s and women’s European club handball. Starting with the group phases in September, the EHF Champions League Men and the DELO EHF Champions League will both see 16 teams compete for a place in club handball’s benchmark events, the EHF FINAL4 Men and DELO EHF FINAL4. At the start of the season 2020/21, a new playing system has been introduced with Wednesdays and Thursdays reserved for Europe’s best men’s teams, including an ‘appointment to view’ as matches start at either 18:45 or 20:45 (CET/CEST). The DELO EHF Champions League fixtures will be screened on Saturdays (16:00 and 18:00 CET/CEST) and Sundays (14:00 and 18:00 CEST/CET).