Category: US TV news
While it’s been known for some time, ESPN have issued an official press release today on their acquisition of Bundesliga rights in the United States. The rights will last 6 years (end of 2025/26 season). Four matches per season are slated to be shown on the ESPN TV networks leaving the vast majority of matches for the ESPN Plus OTT service. The deal includes Bundesliga-2 matches, the DfB SuperPokal as well as relegation/promotion matches at the end of the season.
This is the 3rd network to feature Germany’s top league in the US in the last decade with GOL-TV losing rights to FOX in 2015 and now a new home in ESPN.
The official ESPN press release available HERE.
English side Arsenal have become the latest Premier League club to secure distribution for their in-house television channel via Turner Sports’ B/R Live over-the-top (OTT) platform. They join LiverpoolTV & TottenhamTV in the lineup. Turner/BRLive own UEFA Champions League and Europe League rights in the USA along with Scottish Premier League, Belgian Jupiler League.
Read more at SportsProMedia.
(from media.sportbusiness) LCTV will be exclusive to Turner Sports in the US via their streaming service B/RLive. The new deal includes 40 live matches including pre-season matches, FC Legends, LFC Women, U23 & U18 games. LCTV also provides delayed showings of all Liverpool FC Premier League matches (NBC/Telemundo own rights to all live matches as part of their Premier League package). Turner Sports already show live Champions League matches involving Liverpool since they own English-language rights.
Read more at media.sportbusiness
(from deadline.com) This is DAZN’s first distribution agreement with a major US video and internet provider. It has been made available immediately on Xfinity Flex and will be added Xfinity X1 this fall. DAZN in the US currently provides coverage of the Japanese J.League and has shown other Asian competitions in the past (AFC Champions League)
Read more at DEADLINE.com
(from SportsMedia.com) La Liga have signed a partnership deal with Sling TV for the current La Liga season for non-match broadcasts and promotional materials.
Read more at SPORTSMEDIA.COM