As the DFB announces this Wednesday evening, the Committee 3. League has commissioned the DFB GmbH & Co. & Co. KG responsible for the rights of call for the rights to “write out the new Media Rights Treaty of the 3rd League without Monday Games”. This follows the committee to the vote of the manager meeting of the 20 third divisions of the past Thursday. In the meeting, eleven associations had voted in favor of the abolition of the fans unpublished in the fans, seven votes subject to retention – and two contained.
Since the 2018/19 season, there are Monday games in the 3rd league, the far vast majority of fans could never accept. In the current media rights contract, which runs until the end of the season 2022/23, a mounting game per game day is fixed component. From 2023/24, then a new contract valid for four years, which regulates the TV transmission and streaming rights.
Committee Chairman Eilers: “In the end, the clear realization is”
“We have a comprehensive discussion process with all those involved behind us. At the end, the clear realization is: The Monday has no place as a game date in the 3rd league from the season 2023/2024 more”, Tom Eilers, chairman of the Committee 3. Liga cited on the DFB website: “We met this opinion as a committee with our recommendation to DFB GmbH & Co. KG. Now it is the task of optimizing the game day design on the weekends to present the 3rd league in the best possible way and All interests to be adequately taken into account. “
“We respect the decision of the 3rd league and accept the challenge for the new invitation to tender. We will discuss possibilities on the basis of this decision with the market opportunities to lace as attractive packages as possible, the interests of the TV audience and thus take account of the media company. It is important to work out unique selling points for the 3rd league, “said the DFB GmbH & Co. & Co. KG for marketing and sales competent managing director. Holger Blask.
The tender for the new media rights contract starts at the earliest in April.