Sky Deutschland to broadcast Bundesliga 2 live on OneFootball
Football fans in Germany will continue to have a flexible way to experience top German football live during the upcoming season, with all Sky broadcasts of individual Bundesliga 2 matches and the DFB-Pokal again available on OneFootball – live and on a pay-per-view basis.
The successful distribution partnership between Sky Deutschland and football media platform OneFootball, which first started in the 2019/20 season, will continue in the forthcoming 2021/22 season. OneFootball app users in Germany can look forward to particularly attractive matches, as the new season will feature Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Hamburger SV, Hannover 96, Fortuna Düsseldorf and the newly promoted Hansa Rostock and Dynamo Dresden. It all kicks off with a clash between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV on Friday at 20:30.
OneFootball users in Germany can also follow the live broadcasts from Sky for all rounds of the DFB-Pokal on the platform. Germany’s premier cup competition, which features 64 participating teams, including all clubs from Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, kicks off on 6 August.
As in the past two seasons, users of the OneFootball app can access the Sky livestream with just three clicks in 20 seconds. Each live match is currently available for 3.99 euros and can be accessed on both smartphones and tablets. Billing is handled via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
In addition to the live offering, all Sky highlight clips from the English Premier League will continue to be accessible on OneFootball. The highlights are available as of 01:00 CET following each match.
Nikolaus von Doetinchem, vice president OTT streaming & media rights, OneFootball, said: “With a stellar line-up for this season’s Bundesliga 2, we are thrilled that our successful co-operation with Sky will continue and that we can carry on offering football fans all over Germany easy access to great live football experiences. Our innovative and flexible pay-per-view model was very popular with our users in the first two seasons. We want to continue and build upon this positive development in the coming season.”
Hans Gabbe, senior vice president sports rights & commercialization, Sky Deutschland, said: “Following the extension of our successful partnership with OneFootball, the Sky brand and our first-class football broadcasts can once again – in addition to our Sky subscription and Sky Ticket streaming service – be experienced on a platform where young and price-sensitive football fans consume football content on a daily basis. The model of making single matches of selected competitions available as a pay-per-view-based streaming offering via an additional platform with significant reach also underlines our digital competence in the distribution area.”