German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has reached an agreement with Discovery regarding the distribution of Bundesliga channel Eurosport 2 HD Xtra, but this only covers the gastronomy sector.
Private Sky subscribers continue to require a subscription and hardware (set-top box/CI+ module) from DTH satellite platform HD+ for reception.
The partnership between Sky and Discovery runs until the 2020/21 Bundesliga season and enables Sky sports bars, hotel bars and clubhouses with satellite reception to show Eurosport 2 HD Xtra in their premises.
The channel transmits 40 mostly exclusive Bundesliga matches, mainly on Friday evening.
Prior to the cooperation with Sky, gastronomy businesses were able to show the Eurosport Bundesliga matches via OTT service Eurosport Player by signing up for an end-consumer subscription. According to Discovery, this option no longer exists with the Sky deal.