UK-based media company Perform Group will launch a multiscreen OTT subscription service for sports fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in summer 2016.
Sky Deutschland has kept most of the Bundesliga pay-TV rights in the tender for the 2017/18 to 2020/21 seasons, but Discovery subsidiary Eurosport has managed to secure a key package.
A TV broadcaster will in future not be able to acquire all domestic pay-TV rights for the live games of Germany’s national football league Bundesliga across all distribution platforms.
Germany’s national football association Deutsche Fußball-Liga (DFL) has announced the tender for the allocation of the national TV rights covering the games of the first and second division Bundesliga and the Supercup for the 2017/18 to 2020/21 seasons.
UK media company Perform Group has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast English Premier League matches live and on-demand in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein from the start of the 2016/17 season, ousting previous rights holder Sky Deutschland.
Sport1 US, the German pay-TV channel for US sports fans, will continue to show the games of US basketball league NBA live in the next two years.