BT Sport secures exclusive live Bundesliga for UK, Ireland until 2017
BT Sport has won another victory by securing exclusively live German Bundesliga football in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2017, following a competitive tender for the new rights.
The new two-year contract, which starts in September 2015, means that BT Sport will show around 115 live matches a season from the highly-rated German top flight – which is about 15 more matches than the current deal. BT Sport will also have the rights to the annual DFL Supercup matches plus previews and highlights shows.
BT Sport already holds the current rights to show the Bundesliga exclusively live in the UK. For the remainder of the current season and next season, the channels will continue to show around 100 live matches, plus action from the DFL Supercup and preview and highlights shows.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are really thrilled that we will continue to be the home of Bundesliga for the next three seasons until 2017. Combined with our incredible line-up of exclusively live matches from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the Bundesliga takes its place in our schedule as one of the premium European league competitions, having provided both European finalists last season.
“Our viewers have loved the opportunity to watch live matches involving some of the most outstanding teams in Europe and pitting charismatic managers like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp against each other.
“I am delighted that the Bundesliga recognised that BT Sport has made a big commitment to German football and will continue to promote and foster the league for UK sports lovers in the future.”