Sky-D holds Champions League
December 9, 2013 10.57 Europe/London By Julian Clover
Sky Deutschland Camera at FootballSky Deutschland has been awarded the live broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League in Germany through until 2018.
The cross-platform rights include satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile. The new deal runs from the 2015/16 season through to 2017/18. Sky-D will show 146 matches live per season, 128 of them exclusively, from the play-offs to the final including the UEFA Super Cup.
Carsten Schmidt, chief officer sports, advertising sales and internet, Sky Deutschland said: “The UEFA Champions League is a source of great drama and incredible stories. Memories of the final in Munich in 2012 and the German-German final in Wembley in 2013 continue to resonate with the football fans for months and years after the match. As the official TV partner in Germany, we are thrilled to continue sharing these stories on Sky.”
Sky also currently shows the Bundesliga, the 2nd Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Europa League and the English Premier League live.
It’s UK compatriot BSkyB was not so fortunate; losing live Champions League rights from the start of 2015/16.