Bundesliga


DFL delays Bundesliga media rights tender, further suspends play

The domestic rights tender for the 2021-22 to 2024-25 Bundesliga seasons has been postponed. The German Football League (DFL) also announced that following “a video conference lasting several hours,” that it will join the English FA in suspending football until at least April 30. The decision to postpone the rights tender is something of an […]

NENT follows up Premier League deal with new Bundesliga agreement

Nordic free and pay TV and streaming service provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT) has extended its exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to German Bundesliga football until 2025. Under the latest agreement, NENT will show more than 300 live Bundesliga games on its Viaplay streaming service every season and selected games on its linear TV channels. The deal […]

Sky Deutschland adds sports highlights to Sky Q and Sky Go

Sky Deutschland has added highlight video content from its live sports channels to its Sky Q and Sky Go platforms, meaning that all Sky Customers with its Bundesliga football package have access to highlights of Sky Bundesliga games and all matches in the 2.Bundesliga division. Sky live sports highlights will be available via the Sky […]

German cartel office orders Bundesliga to split rights tender

The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), Germany’s football league, has been told it must accept multiple domestic pay TV bids to the Bundesliga in the upcoming rights tender. Germany’s federal cartel office, the Bundeskartellamt, has forced the league to change the terms of its tender in an effort to prevent one broadcaster or OTT provider from […]

Amazon secures Champions League rights in Germany

Amazon has secured rights to Champions League football in Germany for the 2021-22 season, according to local press.  According to the DWDL.de news service, Amazon has confirmed its report that the streaming service has secured a top Champions League package. According to the news site, Amazon has won the A1 package that includes top matches […]

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 […]