BT Sport extends exclusively live Bundesliga coverage


BT Sport has signed a new deal to show exclusively live German Bundesliga football in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2021.


BT Sport has signed a new deal to show exclusively live German Bundesliga football in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2021.

The new contract starts in September 2017 and will run until the end of the 2020/21 season and extends BT’s current rights to show top flight football from Germany. BT Sport will also have the rights to the annual DFL Supercup matches, German Bundesliga 2 matches, plus previews and highlights shows.

The action from the German top flight in 2016/17 will see former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti take control at Bayern Munich for his first season, in addition to players such as World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Schurrle and Javier Hernandez competing against each other.

The deal is in addition to BT Sport’s exclusive coverage of elite European competitions including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France. It will also coincide with BT Sport now broadcasting Barclay’s Premier League for the new season on Saturday evenings with matches kicking off at 5.30pm.

Delia Bushell, Managing Director of BT TV & BT Sport, said: “We’re delighted to have won the tender for the next period of Bundesliga rights, enabling us to continue to be the home of the Bundesliga and German football until 2021.

“Combined with our excellent line up of exclusively live matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A and Ligue 1, the Bundesliga takes its place on BT Sport as one of the best European league competitions.

“Our customers have enjoyed watching German football on BT Sport since 2013 and will continue to be able to watch some of the most outstanding teams in Europe and best managers in the world, including Carlo Ancelotti.”

Jörg Daubitzer, managing director, DFL Sports Enterprises, said: “We’re delighted BT Sport will continue to offer the best of German football and bring some of the best entertainment and world class players to millions of fans and households across the UK and Ireland.

“BT Sport has and will continue to be held in high regard at the DFL and that is reflected in their high quality broadcasting and reporting. We are pleased to be able to continue this well established and successful partnership.”


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