Sky Sports has announced that it has won the exclusive rights to show the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland for the next four seasons. As the home of German top-flight football in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to tune in to Sky Sports to watch the league from the 2021/22 to 2024/25 seasons.
Sky Sports’ coverage of the competition will begin on August 13 with champions FC Bayern München travelling to Borussia Mönchengladbach, before 2012 league winners Borussia Dortmund take on Eintracht Frankfurt on August 14. The premium fixture of each weekend will be shown live every Saturday on Sky Sports Football, with further matches broadcast via Sky Sports linear or digital channels including Sky Sports YouTube.
In addition to the Bundesliga, Sky Sports will also broadcast the German Supercup live, which is an early “Klassiker” match-up, with Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München going head-to-head on August 17.
“We’re delighted to have acquired the rights to the Bundesliga. Sky Sports customers will have the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world as well as some of the leading teams in Europe. This new four-year agreement adds to our football offering in the UK & Ireland which already includes Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership and FA Women’s Super League, as well as international action in the form of World Cup Qualifiers, placing Sky Sports as the home of live football,” said Jonathan Licht, Managing Director at Sky Sports.
Robert Klein, CEO of Bundesliga International, commented: “This is a partnership that will deliver the best of the Bundesliga week-in, week-out, through world class production and multi-platform coverage. With Sky as our partner, Bundesliga fans will benefit from a first class football viewing experience. This, paired with the Bundesliga's trademark attacking style of football, means that fans can expect an action-packed season – featuring some of the world’s best players and the most exciting up-and-coming talent”.
This is a partnership that will deliver the best of the Bundesliga week-in, week-out, through world class production and multi-platform coverage” Robert Klein CEO of Bundesliga International