LIQUI MOLY - Since the season 2019/2020, the "strongest league in the world" has been called LIQUI MOLY HBL. The Ulm-based company, which specializes in the production of additives, lubricants and engine oils, secured the naming rights for the 1st league for at least five years, making it the biggest partner of Handball-Bundesliga GmbH.
Central League Partner
Deutsche Kreditbank - Deutsche Kreditbank AG has been closely associated with sports - and handball in particular - as a central partner for many years. Since 2012, the Handball-Bundesliga has been able to call DKB a strong ally and an important source of inspiration. The official bank partner stands for innovation, digitalization and interactive fan experience.
Naming Right Event
REWE - REWE has been the exclusive naming rights partner for the major cup final weekend REWE Final4 in Hamburg since 2015 and also appears in advertising at all HBL events. The food company places its focus in sports sponsoring particularly on healthy nutrition.
Pixum - Pixum is one of the leading online photo services in Europe and since 2017 has been the official naming rights partner of the traditional Super Cup, the official season opener of the strongest league in the world. For more than 20 years, the Cologne-based company has been ensuring with its photo products that its customers can preserve their most beautiful memories forever.
Hansa Mineralbrunnen - For over 50 years, Hansa Mineralbrunnen has been bringing refreshment and joie de vivre to athletes' lives with its natural hella mineral water. Our beverage partner based in Schleswig-Holstein has been a key player on and off the field since 2012.
hummel - Since 1923, the Danish sports and fashion company has stood for high-quality and fashionable handball equipment. The strategic partnership with the Handball-Bundesliga has been in place since 2011, making hummel the official supplier of the world's strongest league.
Eventim - The Handball-Bundesliga has been relying on CTS EVENTIM Sports for ticketing and CRM since 2007. The Munich-based company is Germany's leading provider of ticketing, merchandising and CRM solutions in the sports sector.
Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe - Through its successful partnership with Deutsche Sporthilfe, the HBL has supported more than 4,000 Sporthilfe athletes in over 50 sports since 2014, including Germany's young handball players. Together, Deutsche Sporthilfe and the HBL initiate numerous charity campaigns in aid of Joachim Deckarm, the 1978 handball world champion who died in an accident.
KÜS - KÜS (Motor vehicle monitoring organization of freelance motor vehicle experts e. V.) has been the jersey sponsor of the referees in the "strongest league in the world" since the 2020/2021 season. The KÜS emblem can be seen on the front and back of the referees' shirts until at least 2023.
Select - Since 2018, the stars of the world's strongest league have been using the Select ball at the three Handball-Bundesliga GmbH events. The world's largest handball producer is the official ball partner of the Handball-Bundesliga and therefore provides the playing equipment at the Rewe Final4, All Star Game and Pixum Super Cup.
Media & Broadcasting Partners
Sky - A full load of handball: Since the 2017/18 season, Sky has been broadcasting all 1st and 2nd HBL-matches live, as well as DHB Cup matches, the Super Cup and the All Star Game. The pay-TV broadcaster, based in Munich/Unterföhring, is the official media partner of the HBL with a minimum of 2023.
SportA - The joint sports rights agency of ARD and ZDF has also been a media partner of Handball-Bundesliga GmbH since 2017. Since then, the public broadcasters ARD, ZDF and the third programs have broadcast at least 16 live matches per season and the Rewe Final4 in Hamburg. In addition, there are extensive rights to highlight coverage in post-match exploitation.
Sportradar - The Swiss company is the global market leader in the collection and provision of sports data. As the "official data partner of the HBL", Sportradar collects and processes match data for all games in the 1st and 2nd Handball-Bundesliga, as well as the Rewe Final4, Pixum Super Cup and the annual All-Star game.
KINEXON - KINEXON has been providing innovative performance data of all players as well as the match balls for the Handball-Bundesliga since the 2019/20 season. The German company, based in Munich, supplies both hardware for real-time acquisition of precise movement data and software solutions for intelligent data processing and analysis.