Discovery Communications’ Eurosport Player will play a key role in the broadcaster’s coverage of the Olympics, emphasising the premium OTT service.
German telco Deutsche Telekom has added further video and audio streaming partners to its zero-rating service StreamOn including OTT platform Eurosport Player offering Bundesliga live games.
Germany’s national football association Deutsche Fußball-Liga (DFL) has summoned an immediate meeting with Eurosport following the repeated problems during its Bundesliga live transmissions on OTT service Eurosport Player.
Amazon has extended the sports offer on its OTT platform Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria with the addition of Sport1 US and EDGEsport.
Eurosport will reimburse the customers of its OTT service Eurosport Player in Germany and Austria €10 as a compensation for the technical problems experienced during its Bundesliga live transmission on August 25, 2017.
Discovery will offer the Bundesliga games it shows live from the upcoming season on Amazon’s multiscreen OTT service Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria.
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.
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 is now placing a huge focus on Eurosport Player, according to Victoria Davies, SVP, country manager Central & Eastern Europe, Discovery Communications Europe.