Sky Germany secures DFB Cup rights

Sky in Germany has secured the rights to broadcast all matches from the DFB Cup football competition live for the three seasons from 2016-17. Sky won the rights to air all 63 games from the competition and secured rights spanning cable, satellite, IPTV, the internet and mobile platforms. In addition to the live broadcast rights, […]

Sky Germany to lose exclusive grip on Bundesliga live rights

Sky in Germany is set to lose its exclusive grip on Bundesliga football rights after the Federal competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, ruled that the German Football League (DFL) must sell the next set of TV rights to more than one buyer. The Bundeskartellamt approved a new selling structure proposed by the DFL on condition that […]

Deutsche Telekom aims to be ‘content aggregator’ with new TV platform

Deutsche Telekom wants to be a “content aggregator” rather than an exclusive media rights-holder and will use its forthcoming launch of a new TV platform to support its aggregator strategy, according to CEO Timothy Hoettges, speaking to analysts after the company reported quarterly earnings at the end of last week. Hoettges said that Telekom’s main […]

Vodafone Deutschland in Bundesliga deal

Vodafone Deutschland has struck a deal with Sky to provide the latter’s Bundesliga offering to its subscribers. The deal will enable Vodafone customer in Germany to view all 612 Bundesliga first and second division games live. The Sky Bundesliga offering will be available for €19.99 in a package that also includes the Sky Welt package […]

Fox taking Bundesliga to entertainment channels

Fox will simulcast the opening match of the German football league on its sport as well as its entertainment channels around the world. In what Fox International Channels claims is a first, it will show the Bundesliga season opener between Bayern Munich and Hamburg on in Italy and the Netherlands in Europe and in North […]

BT extends Bundesliga deal

BT Sport has secured the rights to German Bundesliga football until 2017. The new two-year contract, which starts in September 2015, means that BT Sport will show  around 115 live matches a season from the Bundesliga, about 15 more matches than the current deal. BT Sport will also have the rights to the annual DFL […]

Eurosport scores more Bundesliga rights

Eurosport has agreed a new deal for Bundesliga German soccer rights. The sports channel operator already carries games from the top two German leagues and the new deal gives it rights for two more seasons, starting in 2015/16. As well as TV, Eurosport gets digital rights meaning it can make matches available on its TV […]

Fox nets German football rights

21st Century Fox has agreed a multiyear year deal for international rights to games from the Bundesliga German football league. The global deal spans select European territories, North America, Latin America and most of Asia (excluding India) and  comes as Fox and its international channels division, FIC, aggressively ramp up their sports-related activities. In Europe […]