BT Sport keeps Bundesliga rights
Jörn Krieger | 27-02-2014
Germany's domestic football league Bundesliga will continue to be shown in the UK and Ireland by BT Sport, the channel operated by BT, following a new contract covering the seasons 2015/16 and 2016/17 signed by Bundesliga's rights sales arm DFL Sports Enterprises and the UK-based telco.
The agreement, the financial details of which have not been disclosed, enables BT Sport to screen at least 115 Bundesliga games per season live – around 15 matches more than in the current 2014/15 rights period. Each week, at least three live games will be shown with further matches to be aired time-shifted.
Preview and highlight shows as well as the games of the DFL Supercup will also be part of the coverage. BT Sport will also show studio programmes with hosts and guests. Furthermore, BT Sport's website and mobile services will provide extensive information on the Bundesliga.
"So many Bundesliga games have never been shown in the UK before. We are happy about the extension of this successful collaboration," Jörg Daubitzer, managing director of DFL Sports Enterprises, said in Frankfurt.