The German Football League (DFL) has announced an 85 percent rise for its new domestic TV deal, which will generate €4.64 billion for the nation's top two divisions.
Speaking at a news conference, DFL CEO Christian Seifert said that an increase in revenue from the international Bundesliga rights will raise income further and is likely to top €1.4bn a year.
"The result of the deal is an important step in reference to the future viability of German top-level football," Seifert added. "The Bundesliga now has the best preconditions to continue to be one of three football leagues in the world with the highest turnover."
The television deal signed by the Premier League has threatened to disrupt the balance of power in European soccer.