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.
Eleven Sports has signed a four-year deal with DFL Sports Enterprises for media rights in Poland to Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has acquired the exclusive pay-TV rights for all games of the third-division Bundesliga and women’s Bundesliga from German football association Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB).
German commercial sports broadcaster Sport1 has launched a new HbbTV service offering additional content accompanying its TV programmes.
DFL Sports Enterprises has allocated the international Bundesliga rights for the four seasons from 2017/18 in Austria and Switzerland including Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and South Tyrol to Sky Deutschland, Eurosport and Perform Group’s sports portal DAZN.