Bundesliga


Deutsche Telekom wants Bundesliga rights, La Liga eyes Amazon for UK

Deutsche Telekom wants to acquire live streaming rights for Germany’s Bundesliga. Speaking with local paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), CEO Dirk Wössner said that the company is looking to enhance its Magenta TV and MagentaSport OTT sports offer following the acquisition of rights to Euro 2024.  Wössner said: “MagentaTV is synonymous for sports, where football […]

ESPN+ acquires Bundesliga rights for US streamer

Disney has acquired the US Bundesliga rights for its ESPN+ premium streamer in a six-year deal. ESPN+ will play host to the German football league following the end of the current season and the expiration of its contract with Fox, which ran from 2015. The company says that the deal is a year longer in […]

Football bodies identify Arabsat as source of BeoutQ broadcasts

Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s LFP and England’s Premier League have explicitly accused Arabsat of transmitting pirate operation BeoutQ’s services. Following a report commissioned by the sporting groups from MarkMonitor, they said that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated […]

Top football bodies express frustration on BeoutQ inaction

A group of top-tier international football organisations have collectively issued a condemnation of Saudi pirate organisation BeoutQ and have called on the country’s government to take action. FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, The English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A have issued a statement condemning BeoutQ. In a carefully […]

No British suitors for La Liga; ESPN+ reportedly close to Bundesliga deal

UK coverage of Spanish football for the coming season is up in the air, with La Liga announcing that no broadcaster has tabled a suitable bid. The league issued an invitation to tender (ITT) to UK and Ireland broadcasters in July, with a deadline of July 25. In response to a question, La Liga head […]

Vodafone Deutschland teams up with DFL for 5G Bundesliga stadium experience

Vodafone Deutschland has signed a two-year agreement with Germany’s top-tier football body the DFL to develop a real-time app to provide Bundesliga fans with information and a live experience in stadiums over its new 5G mobile network. The pair will provide content over 5G to fans in stadiums watching Bundesliga games from the start of […]

UEFA launches free-to-air OTT platform

European football governing body UEFA has launched its new OTT streaming platform. UEFA TV, which the organisation claims is the first of its kind, will offer original programming based on 60 years of European football archive. It will also become the home of youth, women’s and futsal UEFA competitions by offering them a wide live […]

Bundesliga strikes Icelandic deal

The German Bundesliga has awarded local rights to Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 football matches for the nex three seasons until 2020-21 to Icelandic free-to-air broadcaster SportTV. The Bundesliga will be the broadcaster’s lead property, with its OTT and IPTV services become the home of Germany’s top-flight leagues in Iceland. The deal is the latest agreement […]

DAZN looking at live Bundesliga rights

Sports streaming outfit DAZN is planning to bid for live German Bundesliga rights for the 2021-25 seasons when these are assigned, provided the terms make economic sense, according to local press. Sportbild quoted DAZN German managing director Thomas de Buhr as saying that the streaming outfit was “interested” in live Bundesliga rights and would “look […]

Eleven to stream more Bundesliga on Facebook

Eleven Sports is to expand its moves to stream live football on Facebook by making today’s Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach available live on the social platform in Poland and Portugal. The move is the latest joint initiative by Eleven and the Bundesliga in this area. In January, it streamed a match […]

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