SPORTFIVE and IHF Extend Their Partnership
Hamburg / Basel 02 February 2006 - SPORTFIVE and the IHF (International Handball Federation) have agreed to extend their successful collaboration through the end of 2009. Europe’s leading sports rights marketer will continue to be the exclusive worldwide marketer of the TV and media rights (Internet, audio and wireless rights) to all handball world cup games during the contract period.
The collaboration between SPORTFIVE and the IHF was signed for all matches (Men’s, Women’s, Junior and Youth leagues). This includes the men’s title matches 2007 in Germany and the women’s 2007 title bouts in France.
“We are very happy to continue our exceedingly successful collaboration with SPORTFIVE over the next four years. The agency helps us to establish handball all over the world,” commented IHF President Dr. Hassan Moustafa.
Philip Cordes, CEO Germany and International TV in the SPORTFIVE group: “We are proud to retain our international presence in world-class handball. Together with the IHF, we plan to systematically advance the development of the sport at the global level.”
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