If ARD is to explain sports coordinator Axel Balkausky, what fascinates him the basketball so, him, the answer is easy: "Handball is a very fast sports, it is up to the end of a game exciting. My favorite example of this is the semi-final at the Handball world championship 2007 in Germany, as the German team managed against France twice in a row just in the extension, before the game could be decided in the last Minute of the second overtime for Germany. This is pure thrill for the spectators in the hall and at home in front of the TV,“ replied the ARD-head of sports the daily mirror.
in 2007, the German team under coach Heiner Brand was known to be Handball champion of the world. Twelve years later, many hope that a continuation of the winter's tale, first of all, ARD and ZDF. In Germany and Denmark to be held the tournament of the Handball world championship returns to Free TV.
for the First time since 2013, the First and Second re-transmit all matches with German participation, after the last two world Championships only in the pay-TV (2015) or the Internet stream to see if the DKB (2017). Blame it on lack of interest of the Public, such as the ZDF-sport-in-chief Thomas Fuhrmann stressed was not. "In the past, the negotiations have not failed in the money, but the completely unreasonable technical demands of the right-holder," he told the daily mirror.
This is now past, and also for the near future, the ARD and the ZDF have got you covered. Handball-law package, which was negotiated with the sports marketing Agency Lagardère, include, in addition to the world Cup in 2019, the other in the world Championships in 2025, as well as the next three European Championships.
The ZDF begins
At the Thursday beginning world championship the ZDF will broadcast from Berlin, the opening game of the German team against Korea in the final on may 27. January runs in the Second. The ARD starts with the match against Russia at the upcoming Monday. If the German Team under Coach Christian Prokop reached the semi-finals, this will be transferred from the ARD.
anyone Who is interested in Games without German participation, in Eurosport and in the case of Sportdeutschland.TV find. The Discovery-daughter transfers 15 games, in sports Germany even all the matches are see – those without German participation, either for free with advertising or ad-free in the monthly subscription (1,99 Euro). The German games on this platform exclusively in the subscription.
on the Occasion of the world Cup, ARD and ZDF got really into raptures, for Balkausky the team's number one sport is football "behind soccer in Germany". In the case of large tournaments, the spectator interest in this sport actually. The European championship finals in 2016 with the German victory over Spain, saw nearly 13 million viewers. The world Cup final in 2007, the victory of the German handball team against Poland was down by 16 million viewers live at the ARD. "With a market share of almost 60 percent, which is still the most successful football game ever", knows Axel Balkausky.
In the Handball-Bundesliga has not planted this enthusiasm, however, still continued. Even top games like a meeting of THW Kiel and Rhein Neckar Löwen comes to the ratio of the ARD numbers to a maximum of 1.8 million viewers. According to the behavior of the ARD-head of sports, also manifests itself when he is asked to extend the Live coverage of the Handball Bundesliga.
Five Bundesliga games in the First
With the HBL has acquired the ARD, although an agreement for the Transfer of up to twelve games in a season, but only sparingly use. In General, two to three HBL-games, as well as a semi-final and the final of the DHB Cup live in the First, the rest of the live games, the third-party programs share. "To this extent, the football is provided for the Bundesliga to continue in the programmes of the ARD," said Balkausky. Whether it can be more, it will not decide finally, the performance of the German team at this world Cup. Or how ZDF-sport-in-chief Carter said: "in the event of a Boom, as after the last home world Cup developed, we will respond accordingly."More about
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"basketball world Cup: Korea – Germany", ZDF, Thursday 18 clock