Large-scale international deal
RTL Shows DFB Matches Until 2028
05/03/2022 at 10:00 am
In 2022, the German national football team is working towards a big goal: the World Championship title in December. While hard work remains on the future of the DFB team, there is already a celebration in Cologne: RTL announces a very successful finale for the station.
The future of the German national football team will be decided by national coach Hansi Flick in the coming months en route to the World Cup finals in Qatar and beyond. The future has already been clarified in another important area: half of the matches of the German Football Association team will be shown on RTL until 2028. As reported by the broadcaster, he has agreed with UEFA the most comprehensive international match package in the history of RTL.
This includes half of all DFB-A’s international matches up to 2028 in the UEFA Nations League and in the 2026 and UEFA EURO 2028 European Qualifiers. In addition, there are coach Hansi Flick’s team friendlies and the Nations League final round matches without German participation.
The television future of the German Football Association team begins with a first-class style: at the start of the UEFA Nations League, the team, which is supposed to be the fifth World Cup title at the end of the year, meets Italy on June 4 and Hungary. On June 11. RTL will broadcast the games live on free TV and in live broadcast on RTL+ at 8.15pm.
“Everyone wants to be the world champion”
In Kowloon, people are very happy with the coup. Matthias Dang and Stefan Schaefer, co-directors of RTL Germany, declared in a statement from the broadcaster: “Sport is as much part of RTL as it is part of independent news and positive entertainment. And football is one of the lit campfires of our time, especially when the German national team plays We are very pleased to be able to accompany the Hansi Flick team on their path for many years to come with this great rights package.”
In 2022, the German national team, which needs another big success after recent disappointing tournaments, will not only have first-class matches in the Nations League, but will also be the highlight of the season with the World Cup in November and December in Qatar. The goals for this have already been articulated precisely and unequivocally in the German Football Association: “Everyone wants to be there in Qatar. Everyone wants to be a world champion. That is our big goal. He said.”
The national coach, who took over the national team coach from Joachim Loew after the disappointing Euro 2020, gathers his side once again for a longer period in Herzogenaurach in the first two matches of the Europa League. German Football Association soccer player adidas has created an oasis of luxury for professional soccer players there for the European Championship. “Not only do we want to lay the foundation there for a successful UEFA Nations League season, but national coach Hansi Flick will divide his players into the World Cup finals in Qatar in the winter given the short preparation time,” the German Football Association said. Director Oliver Bierhoff.
On the way to Qatar – with the exception of the first matches of the Nations League – other test games will also be shown on RTL. Last year, the Cologne team signed Lothar Matthaus as an expert. The national record player, who has been friends with national coach Flick since their time together at Bayern Munich, declared when he “takes up” that he “will follow matches objectively as usual, but also decisively if necessary. But I hope that following the team will be able to build on previous successes.” “.
With the onset of the Flick era, Mateusz’s wishes came true: Hansi Flick’s seven-game winning streak ended in a 1-1 draw against the Netherlands. It was the most successful start ever made by a German national coach. Now you want to start a new series, in its temporary peak is the world title.
UEFA has sold a huge rights package
“We are delighted to extend the German national team’s long-term partnership with RTL until 2028,” said Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Marketing Director, of the deal. UEFA has offered for sale a massive rights package covering more than 1,200 games across Europe.
In addition to the games from the new rights package, RTL will also broadcast several matches from the European Championship at home in 2024. In March 2021, RTL Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom, as rights holders, have already agreed to sub-license 14 matches in the group stage, and two rounds From 16 and quarter finals exclusively on free TV on RTL and in live broadcasts. on RTL +.
The rights package acquired by RTL now contains half of the matches played by the German national team, and no other broadcaster is showing more matches played by the DFB team. These include the UEFA Nations League 2022, 2024 and 2026, UEFA EURO 2024 Test matches, European Qualifiers and Test matches for World Cup 2026 and UEFA EURO 2028. “We are convinced that RTL will offer German national fans an excellent TV and digital platform and we look forward to football evenings. sensational on RTL,” Epstein was quoted by the radio in his message. In the current season, RTL also broadcasts Europa League and Europa League matches.