In a last minute agreement, German DTH platform HD+ will broadcast the 45 Bundesliga games Eurosport will show live from the upcoming season on Astra (19.2° East) for German satellite households.
German telco Deutsche Telekom will offer a new multiscreen sports TV package from August 2, 2017.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will launch an OTT service for sports fans in Switzerland.
Discovery Communications Deutschland wants to operate the German Eurosport channels no longer under French, but German broadcast licences as part of an extension of its channel family for the Bundesliga coverage.
German TV channel RTL Nitro will drop the RTL brand and just call itself Nitro from July 31, 2017.
Liberty Global’s Swiss cable operator UPC will transmit the live games of German football league Bundesliga shown by Sky Deutschland in Switzerland from the new season starting in August 2017.
The free-to-air and pay-TV channels operated by Discovery Networks Deutschland will continue to be carried on Swiss IPTV platform Swisscom TV.
A dispute has broken out between Discovery Networks Deutschland and Sky Deutschland over the Bundesliga rights.
Discovery Networks Deutschland has won the first distribution partner for the football Bundesliga rights package the broadcaster holds from the upcoming Bundesliga season in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
German telco Deutsche Telekom will commence its live coverage of third-division Bundesliga football games at this year’s season kick-off in mid-July – one year earlier than planned.