DFL Sports Enterprises has allocated the international audiovisual media rights for Germany’s domestic football league Bundesliga for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons in 18 countries in Europe and beyond.
DFL Sports Enterprises, the rights sales subsidiary of Germany’s national football association Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), has opened the tender for the allocation of the international audiovisual media rights of the first and second-division Bundesliga for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons in various European territories and neighbouring states.
Germany’s national telco Deutsche Telekom has gained 63,000 new customers for its domestic IPTV platform Entertain in Q2 2014.
German media entrepreneur Dieter Hahn, majority shareholder in media company Constantin Medien, wants to acquire pay-TV rights for Germany’s domestic football league Bundesliga.
With the Bundesliga game between FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen on April 26, 2014, German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland distributed a live football match via satellite in Ultra HD (4K) for the first time worldwide.
Although the German Bundesliga has global ambitions it is still far behind the Premier League and therefore does not see it as a competitor, according to Jörg Daubitzer, MD DFL Sports Enterprises.
German football fans can now enjoy live coverage of the Bundesliga on their iPhone.
Kabel BW is adding two more HD channels to its line-up, Super RTL HD and Sky Atlantic HD, bringing the total of HD channels on the network to 43.
Turner Broadcasting’s female skewed channel Glitz is also launching on Liberty Global’s German nets Kabel BW and Unitymedia. In May, Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV service Entertain will also add the channel to its line-up.
Sky D has secured the live rights to all Bundesliga games at the expense of Deutsche Telekom, which has lost its IPTV rights. On average Sky will pay a licence fee of €485.7 million per season.