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.
A dispute regarding carriage conditions has broken out between Sky Deutschland and Discovery Networks Deutschland which could lead to Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD, Eurosport 360 HD and Discovery Channel being removed from the German pay-TV platform on February 1, 2017.
Sports channel Eurosport 1 HD and men’s channel DMAX HD will be part of the commercial channel proposition Freenet TV launching on March 29, 2017 on the German DVB-T2 platform.
Eurosport 1 HD will become available outside pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland in Germany on December 1, 2016 for the first time.
Vodafone Deutschland has taken selected programmes from Eurosport 2 onboard the video-on-demand (VOD) platform of its cable network (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
Documentary channel Discovery Channel HD has become available on the cable network of Vodafone Deutschland (formerly Kabel Deutschland).
Eurosport will be available as a live-stream on internet TV platform Zattoo in German-speaking Europe from October 1, 2015.