Nordic Entertainment buys new handball broadcasting rights and extends others

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | 13:30 CET | News

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) said it has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the IHF World Handball Championship until 2025 and the EHF European Handball Championship (EHF EURO) until 2026. It has extended the rights to the EHF Champions League, European Handball League and the EHF Cup until 2023, too. NENT already holds the exclusive Nordic media rights to the DKB Handball-Bundesliga until 2023.

NENT will show matches live on its TV channels and Viaplay streaming service. The IHF World Handball Championship is contested by the world's best 24 handball teams every two years. Both the women’s and men’s tournaments will be shown live by NENT Group until 2025, starting with the 2019 competition in Japan (women) and Denmark and Germany (men).

NENT Group will also show full coverage of the EHF EURO for both women and men between 2022 and 2026. NENT Group already holds the rights to the next tournament in 2020 in Norway and Denmark (women) and Sweden, Austria and Norway (men).

Hassan Moustafa, president of the International Handball Federation, said he was pleased to sign the first licence deal of the new cycle in the Nordic countries, where handball is extremely popular. NENT acquired the rights to the IHF World Handball Championship and to the EHF competitions in deals with the agency MP & Silva and with the agencies Infront and Perform Group, respectively.

NENT will formally separate from the Modern Times Group (MTG) on 01 July.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Nordic Entertainment
Countries: Scandinavia
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