Bundesliga TV rights sell for £3.6bn

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The atmosphere generated at grounds such as Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion is part of the appeal of the Bundesliga

Germany’s top two divisions have sold their domestic media rights for 4.6bn euros (£3.6bn), almost double their previous deal.

The deal covers four seasons from 2017-18 and is an 85% increase on the amount raised by the same rights in 2013.

Terrestrial broadcasters ARD and ZDF will show highlights and a small number of live games.

The Premier League’s sale of domestic rights for three seasons from 2016-17 raised £5.14bn in February 2015.

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