RTL acquires World Endurance Championship rights in Germany

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German free-to-air commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired rights to broadcast the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the ADAC Total 24 Hours of Nürburgring races.

RTL said that it has secured a "long-term" deal for the WEC rights. Rights to the series are also held in Germany by Eurosport.

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