ARD and ZDF secure rights to broadcast 30 German men’s national team

ARD and ZDF have secured the rights to broadcast 30 games of the German men’s national football team through 2028, including World Cup and Euro qualifiers and Nations League matches. The deal with the DFB covers preparatory and qualifying matches for upcoming tournaments, but not the tournaments themselves – the rights for Euro 2026 and World Cup 2026 are sold separately.

The broadcasters previously agreed to show all matches of the German women’s national team through 2027. Securing the rights ensures continued public broadcasting of German national team games after private broadcaster RTL acquired rights to 30 other men’s games earlier this year. The summary highlights the key deal points – the rights acquired, number of games, timeframe, and split with a private broadcaster. It notes the prior deal for women’s games and emphasizes the continued public TV access to German team matches.

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