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German Football League




Sports property

Company Size

201-500 employees


Frankfurt, Germany

Bundesliga clubs reject private equity investment in media rights business

DFL’s plan fails to secure two-thirds majority vote from German soccer’s top two tiers.

Politics & Governance

25 May 2023

Study: Active fan content engagement set to increase over rest of decade

DFL-supported study also projects more sustainable sports production by 2030.

Emerging Technology

22 March 2023

DFL moves to tighten 50+1 ownership rule for Bundesliga clubs

German soccer body doesn’t want to grant further exemptions to current regulations.

Politics & Governance

9 March 2023

Napoli owner rejects calls for Serie A media rights stake sale

Aurelio De Laurentiis wants Italian top-flight soccer league to keep control of its media business.

Politics & Governance

7 March 2023

TSG Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp relinquishes 50+1 exemption

German top-flight club’s majority voting rights returned to members.

Politics & Governance

2 March 2023

Report: DFL prepares to resume Bundesliga media rights stake sale talks

Organiser of German soccer’s top two tiers to renew discussions in early February.


31 January 2023

Web 3.0 to mature, TikTok’s advance and Warner Bros Discovery’s big year: SportsPro writers share their predictions for 2023

Will Tottenham Hotspur finally find a naming rights partner? Will LIV Golf land a network TV deal? Will F1 hit the jackpot in Vegas? And will Web 3.0 come of ag...


21 December 2022

2022 in review: The sports business year in deals

As the curtain comes down on 2022, SportsPro presents a month-by-month look back at the deal-making highlights from the past year.


20 December 2022