“RTL Secures NFL Broadcasting Rights in Germany: Frank Buschmann and Florian Schmidt-Sommerfeld to Commentate”

From next season on RTL the broadcasting rights for the NFL in Germany. The Cologne private broadcaster solves it ProSiebenSat.1 which had reached new heights with American football in recent years. Now it is clear how RTL the US league in terms of personnel. As has been rumored for a long time, commentator Frank Buschmann will celebrate his football comeback. He had already accompanied the Super Bowl in 2012. “Somehow the journey was interrupted at the time, now I would like to accompany ‘Chess with Fridges’ again.”said Buschmann on Friday at the presentation of the NFL team in Frankfurt.


Florian Schmidt-Sommerfeld, also a NFL companion from the very beginning, will also be there as a commentator from September. Both Buschmann and he are currently priority for Sky in action in the Bundesliga, also operate the podcast “Eavesdropping”. Jana Wosnitza changes as presenter Sport1where it has been used for the “Doppelpass” up to now RTL. Ex-NFL players Markus Kuhn and Sebastian Vollmer will be traveling as reporters in the USA, among other places. Björn Werner is another former player on board. The expert trio consists of Patrick “Coach” Esume, Adrian Franke and Nadine Nurasyid. The participation of national player Mona Stevens as an expert, moderator Jan Stecker and reporter Alex “Kucze” von Kuczowski was already known.

RTL boss Schmitter: “NFL is great entertainment”

“We want to let the big cutlery go on Sunday evening,” said Stefan Schmitter, Chief Content Officer of RTLat the press event in Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, the venue for the two Germany games of the upcoming NFL season: “The NFL is big entertainment.” One has at RTL already gained experience in other sports such as boxing, Formula 1, ski jumping and soccer, which can now be used. A separate NFL studio will be set up for the complex transmissions.

In the pre-season, the special interest channel shows Nitro at least three games. Negotiations are still ongoing regarding the pairings. In the regular season shows RTL up to two live games every Sunday, plus one on the streaming service RTL+. “If so, then the big primetime stage on Sunday evening”, Schmitter formulated his own claim. They want to make a family event out of the NFL games. This should also happen through cooperation with German NFL stars, own documentaries and podcasts on the subject of football.

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2023-05-26 12:12:44

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