Eleven secures top-tier German and Italian football for Belgian market

Sports network Eleven Sports has secured exclusive rights to German top-tier football in Belgium. Eleven sports has acquired live and exclusive Bundesliga rights for the next three seasons in an agreement with IMG. The deal will include exclusive highlights and near-live clips for social media as well as giving Eleven subscribers in Belgium access to […]

Eleven streaming Bundesliga match on Facebook

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports is to deliver coverage of this Friday’s Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern München live on Facebook in Poland for the first time. The match will be the first Bundesliga fixture to be streamed live on Facebook. Eleven said that it and Bundesliga International, the German Football […]

Eleven Sports agrees Polish Bundesliga deal with Nc+

Eleven Sports has agreed to exclusively sublicense selected Bundesliga matches to Nc+ in Poland, after securing a final rights package for top-flight German football. Eleven acquired the 6.30pm Saturday Bundesliga match, the German Supercup and the four relegation play-offs from Bundesliga International on an exclusive basis in Poland. Canal+ has the rights to broadcast two […]

Discovery sidesteps Sky to offer Bundesliga football on HD+

Discovery Networks Germany is to launch a Eurosport package on satellite operator SES’s HD+ platform that will include coverage of top-tier German football, sidestepping the need for a deal with Sky. Discovery had earlier indicated that the 45 Bundesliga matches to which it holds exclusive rights would only be available online via Eurosport Player in […]

Discovery keeps Bundesliga games, obtains injunction against Sky ads

Discovery has secured a provisional injunction against Sky in Germany over the pay TV operator advertising that it would make all of the matches from the forthcoming Bundesliga football season available to subscribers, despite some games only being available on Eurosport. News of the injunction, first reported by German news site DWDL.de, came as Discovery […]

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 […]

Sky Deutschland to launch 4K UHD box and sports channels

Sky Deutschland is to launch a new 4K Ultra HD set-top and channels in the autumn. The Sky+ Pro box will be rolled out along with the launch of two exclusive UHD TV channels – Sky Sport Bunedesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD. The Bundesliga channel will provide highlights of German top-tier football in UHD, […]

Perform Group to launch sports OTT service in Germany

UK-based sports rights specialist Perform Group is to launch an OTT sports subscription service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, centred on its recent acquisition of web rights to highlights of Bundesliga football matches. The service DAZN, is expected to launch this summer. In addition to German football, the service will include coverage of international football […]

Eurosport enters premium sports with Bundesliga deal

Eurosport has made its first significant move for premium football rights, securing a tranche of games from the top German Bundesliga championship. The Discovery-owned sport channel secured the German rights to Bundesliga games as part of a multi-billion auction for the German football rights, spanning 2017-2021, which saw pay TV heavyweight Sky secure the largest […]

Bundesliga rights value set to rocket, says Ampere

The value of German Bundelsliga football rights is set to rocket to between €3.6 billion and €4.4 billion in the upcoming rights auction, placing a heavier financial burden on pay TV leader Sky, according to Ampere Analysis. While the value of Bundesliga rights has until now trailed well behind deals secured for English Premier League […]