Jörn Krieger | 30-07-2013
German sports broadcaster sportdigital will kick off the new football season with a range of newly acquired rights.
The pay-TV channel has secured the rights to the Argentinian Primera Division and the UK's Sky Bet Championship and Capital One Cup for the 2013/14 season.
Another addition to the schedule is the programme Football's Greatest series which reports about national teams and league clubs as well as stars of football history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
On 3 August at 9.10pm CET sportdigital will commence its Primera Division coverage with the match between the two Copa Libertadores participants CA Tigre and Vélez Sarsfield. One or two live games will be shown per round from the home country of Lionel Messi.
From the Sky Bet Championship, the UK's second-division league, the channel will show up to 90 live matches from 3 August with teams like Leeds United and Nottingham Forest among others.
The Capital One Cup will be played by teams from the Premier League, the Sky Bet Championship and Leagues One and Two. The winner will secure a slot in the Europa League. Up to 30 live games will be shown by sportdigital.
The channel will also continue to transmit live games of the Dutch Eredivisie, the Russian Premjer Liga and the Copa Libertadores.