Teleclub secures Bundesliga rights in Discovery deal

Swiss pay TV service Teleclub is to become the exclusive distributor in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for Bundlesliga rights held by Discovery.

Teleclub and Discovery have extended their existing long-term partnership by adding exclusive broadcasting rights for the Bundesliga to their agreement. All Bundesliga games for the 2017-18 season included in the specific rights package Eurosport holds for Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be shown as part of the Teleclub platform offering only.

Eurosport will broadcast 40 live Bundesliga matches per season, including the regular Friday night primetime, selected Sunday afternoon and top Monday night matches, as well as the German Supercup, the four relegation matches, and highlights from all games.

Willy Heinzelmann, CEO of CT Cinetrade and Teleclub said: “With these exclusive rights, we are now able to round out our Bundesliga offer. We are excited to continue our collaboration with Discovery in this expanded form.”

Susanne Aigner-Drews, SVP and general manager GSA said: “With the Bundesliga we acquired one of the top-sports-rights in the German-speaking TV market, and we want to guarantee the best and most extensive distribution of these highly charged games, delivering premium sports content to more people across more screens than ever before. This long-term extension of our partnership with Teleclub enables us to present high-class Bundesliga-Action to Swiss viewers.”