Deutsche Telekom to take Sky Deutschland football

Deutsche Telekom is to take Sky Deutschland’s German football service and will close its Liga Total! service, according to local press reports.

Sky Deutschland acquired all pay TV rights to top-tier German football, including IPTV and online as well as broadcast rights, meaning Deutsche Telekom had to either acquire a sub-licence to continue its own production of football coverage or take Sky’s service. Having failed to strike a deal to sub-licence the IP rights, it will now take Sky’s service, according to the reports.