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Chiefs and RTL Germany Announce Broadcast Agreement for Dach Region

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On Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs and RTL Germany collectively introduced a one-year partnership settlement that makes RTL a Broadcast Partner of the Kansas City Chiefs within the DACH (D-Germany, A-Austria, CH-Switzerland) area.

The settlement supplies RTL Germany the flexibility to broadcast a number of Kansas City Chiefs preseason video games throughout RTL platforms, together with linear, over-the-air and social channels. The Chiefs could have two preseason video games featured on the German TV channel NITRO, together with the membership’s first preseason sport at New Orleans at midday CT (7 p.m. CET) on Sunday, August 13 and the membership’s closing preseason sport vs. Cleveland at midday CT (7 p.m. CET) on Saturday, August 26. Games may also be adopted reside and on demand on RTL+.

In addition, RTL Germany positive aspects non-exclusive rights to broadcast The Franchise offered by GEHA – the membership’s self-produced, long-form, behind-the-scenes content material collection – within the DACH area all through the season. The Franchise offered by GEHA will stream on RTL+ starting in August with the primary episode from coaching camp. Additional episodes can be launched at common intervals all through the common season on RTL+.

“There is so much excitement inside the organization and within Chiefs Kingdom for our expansion into Germany, especially with the upcoming Frankfurt game in November,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan mentioned. “Our agreement with RTL Germany and its multiple distribution platforms ensures that Chiefs Kingdom will be in homes and on countless streaming devices throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland this preseason. When you add the unique, behind-the-scenes content from The Franchise throughout the regular season, all football fans in Germany will get the chance to see a Chiefs season through the eyes of our players, coaches and staff.”

“Since the announcement of the partnership with the NFL, we have been eagerly awaiting the moment of the first live broadcast,” mentioned Oliver Schablitzki, Executive Vice President Multichannel for RTL Germany. “We are all the more pleased to finally be able to show the first games of the preseason on NITRO, which RTL Deutschland has been working on meticulously over the past few months. We have selected three games – including the appearance of the Super Bowl champions from Kansas City – all of which promise great excitement. We’re ready!”

The preseason on-air crew, primarily based in RTL’s broadcast middle in Cologne, Germany, consists of presenter Jana Wosnitza, commentators Jan Stecker and Florian Schmidt-Sommerfeld, and specialists Bj√∂rn Werner and Patrick Esume. Alex “Kucze” von Kuczkowski and Mitja Lafere will present voices and insights from followers on the internet as group hosts.

The Chiefs have been initially awarded International Home Marketing Area (IHMA) rights for Germany and Mexico in December 2021 as a part of the NFL’s Global Markets Program. In April 2023, the NFL awarded expanded International Home Marketing Area rights for Austria and Switzerland to the Chiefs.

The Chiefs and the Hunt household have been concerned in quite a few worldwide initiatives over the previous three many years, investing in rising the sport and its fanbase globally and serving to showcase the very best of the game on the worldwide stage. In addition to common season worldwide contests in London (2015) and Mexico City (2019), the membership has participated in 4 American Bowl preseason video games – Berlin, West Germany (1990), Tokyo, Japan (1994 and 1998) and Monterrey, Mexico (1996).

Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt has lengthy been a frontrunner on the league’s worldwide efforts. Hunt sits on the NFL’s International Committee and served because the committee’s Chairman from 2011-18. During his time as Chairman, Hunt was a robust advocate for increasing the league’s worldwide efforts and the NFL’s footprint abroad. The league has now hosted 38 common season video games throughout the United Kingdom, Mexico and Germany, with each NFL crew taking part in a minimum of as soon as internationally since 2011.

About RTL Deutschland

RTL Deutschland is Germany’s main leisure firm, spanning all sorts of media: TV and streaming, print and digital, radio and podcasts. It is residence to a few of the nation’s strongest media manufacturers, from RTL to Stern, Brigitte to Vox, and Geo to NTV, and operates Germany’s largest streaming platform, RTL+, with greater than 4.3 million subscribers. RTL Deutschland owns 15 TV channels and quite a few premium magazines and digital choices, similar to CAPITAL, Gala, CHEFKOCH digital and Wetter.de. RTL Radio is considered one of Germany’s largest privately owned radio teams, with holdings in 20 stations together with Antenne Niedersachsen, Antenne Bayern or Radio Hamburg. RTL Deutschland stands for optimistic leisure and impartial journalism, using round 1,500 journalists to tell and entertain on all matters shaping modern society. Encompassing every part from news to sport, dwelling to life-style, and girls to household, RTL Deutschland reaches 99 % of the German inhabitants. The firm additionally boasts considered one of Germany’s largest promoting gross sales homes: Ad Alliance. Thanks to focused investments in tech and knowledge, RTL Deutschland is properly on the best way to turning into the nation’s main media firm when it comes to know-how. RTL Deutschland has its headquarters in Cologne and places of work at 17 different areas, together with Hamburg and Berlin. It employs round 8,000 individuals and is a part of RTL Group.