Watch European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 Online



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

European Handball Championship

In this article I’m going to look at how you can watch the European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 online.

The 2016 Handball Championship takes place between January 15th and January 31st, 2016 and will be available to watch online in certain countries. Unfortunately it won’t be possible to watch everywhere and that includes some of the countries that are taking part in the tournament.

If you try to access the streaming services that are showing the event and you’re not in the country it is intended for then you’ll be blocked from watching.

In this article I’m going to look at the extremely easy way you can bypass that block and watch the European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 online from any country in the world.

Watch European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 Online

The European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 will be shown live online on Germany’s ZDF TV station.

If you’re in Germany then you can just visit the ZDF website and watch for free without doing anything else. If you’re outside Germany and you try to visit then you’ll be blocked from watching and likely see a screen similar to the example below.

ZDF Germany Blocked

Which roughly translates to ‘For legal reasons this content is only available within Germany’.

The good news however though is that you can appear as if you are in Germany and rather then seeing that block screen you’ll be able to watch all of the European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 matches live online.

To appear as if you are in Germany you don’t need to wear lederhosen, you don’t even need to drink beer from a huge boot glass, all you need is a service called a VPN.

A VPN is a small piece of software for your computer or an app for your phone or tablet that allows you to protect your online privacy and while doing this disguise your location to appear somewhere else.

Below I’ll show you the best place to get a VPN to watch European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 online and also how to use it. You’ll actually be surprised just how easy it is.

Best VPN for the European Men’s Handball Championship

VPN services are sold by hundreds of different providers and cost roughly the same regardless of who you sign up with.

They’re sold on a monthly subscription basis and it’s possible to just sign up for 1 month which will be enough to watch the whole European Men’s Handball Championship 2016 tournament.

You should expect to pay around US$10 or less which is roughly €9.

As you’ll be streaming video all the way from Germany to your location then a fast VPN is important so to save you the time searching the internet and possibly ending up with a poor service I’ve listed three of the best VPN providers which I’ve personally tested to watch the German station ZDF.

  1. IPVanish
  2. Overplay
  3. ExpressVPN

All you simply need to do is click one of the provider’s names above and then keep reading below as I’ll show you how to use the VPN to watch the European Men’s Handball Championship.

How to use the VPN for the European Men’s Handball Championship

Once you’ve signed up to a VPN provider decide what device you’re going to use it on.

IPVanish and ExpressVPN have software and apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android and Overplay has software for Windows and Mac with set-up guides for mobile devices.

All you have to do next is load their software or app and choose the Germany option to connect to. Once connected visit the website.

Below I’ll show you an example of how to use IPVanish on a Windows computer but the process is exactly the same for Mac. ExpressVPN and Overplay are the same only the layout of their software looks slightly different. The mobile apps are even easier to use, just choose their German server.

First download the IPVanish Windows software from the VPN software section of their website.

Install it and run the software.

Press Server Selection (1.) on the left hand side.

Press List and in the Search Box (2.) type Germany.

IPVanish example


Click on the first option in the list and press Connect (4.).

The IPVanish software will now make connection to Germany making it appear to any website that you visit that you are in Germany.

Once connected visit

You can now watch all the handball action wherever you are in the world on their livestream.

Handball Schedule

You can watch all the games at the following times.

Round Date / Time Match
Group A 15.01.16 / 18:00 France vs Macedonia
15.01.16 / 20:30 Poland vs Serbia
17.01.16 / 18:15 Serbia vs France
17.01.16 / 20:30  Macedonia vs Poland
19.01.16 / 18:15 Macedonia vs Serbia
19.01.16 / 20:30 France vs Poland
Group B 15.01.2016 / 16:00 Croatia vs Belarus
15.01.2016 / 18:15 Iceland vs Norway
17.01.2016 / 16:00 Belarus vs Iceland
17.01.2016 / 18:15 Norway vs Croatia
19.01.2016 / 18:15 Belarus vs Norway
19.01.2016 / 20:30 Croatia vs Iceland
Group C 16.01.2016 / 18:30 Spain vs Germany
16.01.2016 / 20:45 Sweden vs Slovenia
18.01.2016 / 18:15 Slovenia vs Spain
18.01.2016 / 20:30 Germany vs Sweden
20.01.2016 / 17:15 Germany vs Slovenia
20.01.2016 / 20:00 Spain vs Sweden
Group D 16.01.2016 / 18:00 Hungary vs Montenegro
16.01.2016 / 20:15 Denmark vs Russia
18.01.2016 / 18:00 Russia vs Hungary
18.01.2016 / 20:15 Montenegro vs Denmark
20.01.2016 / 17:15 Russia vs Montenegro
20.01.2016 / 20:00 Denmark vs Hungary

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