The broadcasting giants will show a number of intriguing clashes from Germany over the coming seasons in news which is sure to delight UK and Irish based viewers
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Sky Sports have announced that they have won the rights to show the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland for the next four seasons.
Germany’s elite tier was previously available on BT Sport, but those wishing to see the likes of Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham in action will now be able to do so on Sky from the start of next season until the end of the 2024-25 campaign.
Their coverage will begin on Friday 13 August when Bayern Munich’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach will be shown live, with Dortmund vs Frankfurt available the following day.
Sky will also broadcast the German Super Cup live, and will show the premium fixture of every weekend with further matches available via Sky Sports linear or digital channels such as Sky Sports YouTube.
Speaking about the deal, Sky Sports Managing Director Jonathan Licht said: “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.”
Bundesliga International CEO Robert Klein added: “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.”
The Bundesliga has gained a reputation as one of the most entertaining leagues in Europe, and there will no doubt be plenty to keep an eye on over the coming season.
Bayern will be going for their tenth title in a row under new manager Julian Nagelsmann, but the likes of Dortmund and RB Leipzig will no doubt be doing all they can to prevent that from happening.
Meanwhile, Sky will also continue to show new cricket format The Hundred as well as England’s cricket Tests against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India this summer.
And there is plenty for Formula One, golf and boxing fans to get stuck into as well, such as the Belgian GP, the Ryder Cup and Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk.