DFL (German Football League)

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German football has earned praise for its blend of ideological purity and commercial nous, but calls to reform restrictions on private ownership and investment are growing. With the Bundesliga’s media rights coming to market, Callum McCarthy explores how the league’s commercial performance over the next 18 months could shape its long-term future.

Exclusive interview with Christian Seifert, president of German football's DFL, on Fifa’s dysfunctional football family, maintaining the Bundesliga's social functions in a competitive global market, and why he’s using clichéd stereotypes about Germans to succeed in China.

DFL (German Football League) CEO Christian Seifert tells Kevin Roberts how a combination of world-class performance, sold-out stadia and financial stability has helped make the Bundesliga a European football powerhouse.

As the Premier League embarks on its international rights sales, SportBusiness Intelligence, the market intelligence and consultancy arm of the SportBusiness Group, looks at how top football properties…

Ben Speight, head of SportBusiness Intelligence, breaks down the German TV market – one of the few in Europe where free-to-air spend on sport is higher than that of pay-TV.

Germany’s DFL has become the latest rights-holder to intensify its efforts to crack down on piracy, signing a wide-ranging agreement with Athletia, the Cologne-based content and rights protection agency, i…

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) has extended its engagement with Sportradar Integrity Services to protect against match fixing and betting-related corruption.

French and German football clubs have stated their opposition to proposed reform plans for European competitions that would effectively transform the Champions League into a closed-off event for elite…

The German Football League (DFL) has opened a representative office in Beijing as it looks to further expand its presence in China