German Public Broadcaster ARD Takes Option To Show DTM In 2015
The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "will remain on German public broadcaster ARD during the '15 season," according to Andreas Reiners of SPEEDWEEK. ARD "took an option for the next season." The option "was part of ARD's current deal with the series, which is set to expire at the end of the season." Despite the extension of its deal, ARD "is not really satisfied with the DTM's ratings." ARD Sports Dir Axel Balkausky said, "The season opener in Hockenheim was certainly not satisfying in terms of ratings. During the following races they were at the level of last season. However, we have to wait until the end of the season before we draw a conclusion" (SPEEDWEEK, 6/24).