With the move, the broadcaster reacts to the decision by German football association DFL to schedule many of the games of the first and second division Bundesliga without a stadium audience to slow down the spreading of the Coronavirus.
Notably, this only refers to the live score updates from the league programme and not to the individual full-length match coverage which remains restricted to subscribers.
“In challenging times we all have to stand together. We at Sky firmly believe in the power of sports to unite people – even when they are separated,” said Devesh Raj, CEO of Sky Deutschland. “For us it is natural to do our part by sharing these games with everyone so that as many football fans as possible can experience the Bundesliga live.”
In addition to the TV broadcast on free-to-air channel Sky Sport News HD, the live coverage will also be available on the internet at www.skysport.de and on the Sky Sport app.