In the dispute over the television broadcasting of the German European champions at the World Cup 2017 in France, the German Handball Association will meet with World Association President Hassan Moustafa in mid-March. strong>
On the edge of the country games of the team of German trainer Dagur Sigurdsson on the 11th and 13th March in Leipzig and Berlin against Qatar, DHB hopes for positive signals from Moustafas.
“This is one of the core themes at the edge of the weekend,” DHB President Andreas Michelmann said on Wednesday in Berlin. Secretary-General Mark Schober added: “This is an essential success factor for the issue of sustainability. We know that we can reach people on the widest-ranging channels and interest them in our sport.”
At the current stage, the World Cup in France will not be on free television next year. As at WM 2015 in Qatar, right-holders of “beIN Sports”, a subsidiary of “Al Jazeera”, do not allow any transmission on unencrypted satellite transmitters.
“We notice that there is more demand”
Last among other things DHB Captain Uwe Gensheimer had requested, that German politics would have to engage in “emergency”. The ARD wants Handball to be included in the Free TV list of major events in the Broadcasting Treaty. This would supposedly guarantee a basic supply for the viewer.
After the surprising European Championship in Poland in January, DHB reported a significantly increased interest in the sport. There are no figures yet, but we can see that there is more demand. There seems to be a similar effect to 2007,”Schober said.”There is a similar effect to 2007.” Now there is a handball euphoria, the development is going steeply up,”said Michelmann.