German sports broadcaster Sportdigital will launch action and fun sports channel EDGEsport in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on November 5, 2019.
The new pay-TV service will offer a 24-hour schedule with live events from sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking, break dancing, BMX, water sports and motor sports.
The competitions include the Enduro World Series, Road to MotoGP, Street League Skateboarding, Crankworx World Tour, Freeride World Tour and FISE World Series. There will also be reports, documentaries and lifestyle programmes about the athletes.
EDGEsport will broadcast on German pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland in the new trendSports package in Germany and Austria from November 5 and will also become available on internet TV platform waipu.tv.
Parent company Sportdigital TV Sende- und Produktions GmbH, which received the green light for EDGEsport from German media regulator KEK in October, is planning large-scale distribution of the channel via satellite, cable, IPTV and OTT across German-speaking Europe. The Hamburg-based company is currently negotiating carriage with further platform operators.
The channel is operated through a sublicensing agreement with UK-based sports rights distributor IMG, which already offers EDGEsport in numerous other markets, including the US, Asia and Eastern Europe.