The signing of the MoU through to 2030 further supports the EHF’s ongoing tender process for the audio-visual and marketing rights for its top club and national team competitions.
The tender, which launched on 18 September, has generated strong interest and qualified companies have until 15 November 2017 to submit their proposals.
Audio-visual and marketing rights are available for the period 2020-2030 on a modular basis for club competitions including the EHF Champions League, EHF Cup and Challenge Cup as well as national team competitions: EHF EURO, youth and beach handball events.
The new MoU covers structural issues, including representation within the Professional Handball Board and EHF Executive Committee, as well as developments on a technical level.
The two bodies have also agreed the terms for the release of players for national team weeks and European Championships. This includes compensation for the release of players and insurance for players injured during these periods.
Further changes will see a repositioning of the marketing strategy for top club competitions with EHF and club rights to be bundled within EHF Marketing GmbH.
A joint steering board is to be created, made up of an equal number of representatives from the EHF and FCH. The interests of clubs in the marketing process will be further represented by the appointment of a second managing director for EHF Marketing GmbH.