UK public says ja to Bundesliga with viewing figures up 800% since restart

A UK public starved of football has been quick to adopt the German Bundesliga since its restart a month ago. According to Nielsen Sports, collective average viewing figures of BT Sports’ coverage of the league’s top three teams has increased by 800% compared to pre-lockdown averages. FC Schalke 04 has seen the biggest jump, with […]

Amazon secures Bundesliga rights deal following Eurosport pullout

Amazon has expanded its German and Austrian distribution deal with the German Football League (DFL) through to the end of the season. The tech giant will have the domestic rights to seven more top Bundesliga matches and four relegation matches in Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. This deal builds upon one-match and two-match deals previously announced […]

Bundesliga taps AWS for new features as season restarts

Germany’s Bundesliga has tapped Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide real-time game analysis and match facts for the resumption of matches following the coronavirus lockdown in the country. AWS will provide its services for the highlight match at 18:30 CET featuring Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Muenchen on broadcast television in over 200 countries. AWS will deliver two […]

DAZN to continue broadcasting Bundesliga for rest of season with new DFL deal

DAZN has signed a distribution deal with the German Bundesliga to broadcast nine games from the newly restarted 2019-20 season. The streamer announced on Thursday an extension of its partnership with the German Football League (DFL) to broadcast multiple live matches in Germany and Switzerland until the end of the season. DAZN had signed a […]

DAZN in limbo as Eurosport looks to pull plug on Bundesliga rights deal

DAZN wants to continue broadcasting the Bundesliga in Germany despite sub-licenser Eurosport wanting an out from its contract with the league. According to a report from SportsProMedia, Eurosport – owned by Discovery – wants to exercise a ‘special termination’ clause in its contract that would allow it to get out of its €70 million a […]

Millions tune in for Bundesliga comeback

The Bundesliga made its comeback last weekend after a 66-day hiatus to positive viewing figures for Sky Deutschland and the league’s international broadcasters. Becoming the first major European football league to make its return amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sky Deutschland said that a combined 3.81 million viewers tuned in on its linear channels and […]

BT Sport to broadcast entirety of remaining Bundesliga season

Following news that the German Bundesliga will resume after a 61-day hiatus, UK rights holder BT Sport has announced that it will broadcast all of the season’s remaining matches. Starting with the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke at 2:30pm on May 16, BT said that it will broadcast every match for the remainder of […]

Bundesliga given approval for mid-May resumption

The German Bundesliga will be the first European top flight football league to make a return amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, German chancellor Angela Merkel gave the green light for matches to be played behind closed doors from May 16 at the earliest. Representatives from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions […]

Bundesliga ‘ready to resume’ says chief exec, could restart May 9

The Bundesliga is “ready to resume,” German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert believes.  Following a video conference with the country’s top 36 clubs, Seifert declared that football will be able to restart whenever the German government gives it the greenlight – a date which the CEO suggested could be sooner rather than later. He […]

Serie A and Bundesliga plot returns

The organisers of the top football leagues in Italy and Germany are plotting their respective comebacks according to local reports. Both Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga have been suspended indefinitely, along with every other major European football competition, but they are reportedly close to a new schedule to see them through to the end […]