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Sport1, ARD To Split Coverage Of Europa League Qualification Matchup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

Two different channels "will show the home and away legs of Borussia Dortmund's Europa League qualification matchup against Austrian side Wolfsberger AC," according to Holger Rehm of SPONSORs. The first leg, which will be played in Klagenfurt, will air on German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 on Thur...

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