BT Sport to broadcast Bundesliga matches
James R | On 14, May 2020
This weekend, Germany’s Bundesliga becomes the first major football league to resume action, and BT Sport has the exclusive rights to the top-flight sporting fixtures.
BT Sport inked a deal back in 2017 for extended coverage of the league, with the broadcaster also holding the rights to Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France. While Serie A is aiming to resume on 13th June, and Ligue 1’s 2019-2020 season cancelled, football fans still awaiting the return of the Premier League in England will be looking to Germany’s league for their live sporting fix.
All nine games will be shown on BT Sport, including the latest fixture for defending champions Bayern Munich and the Riverderby clash between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.
Every match from the remainder of the league’s season will also be broadcast – with at least one match per weekend available in 4K through BT Sport Ultimate.
The coverage will be presented live from BT Sport Studio, with guests and commentators following social distancing guidance by contributing remotely from home.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, says: “It is great news for BT Sport customers that this weekend our customers will be able to watch live football. With the Bundesliga set to return on Saturday, we’re looking forward to bringing customers nine live football matches, including six live matches on Saturday afternoon, plus highlights, feature programmes and analysis.”
The really good news for football fans is that BT Sport can also be streamed by anyone without BT TV, thanks to BT’s BT Sport app. The app, available on BT Sport app on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Apple TV and Sony PlayStation 4, streams sports live for a £25 Monthly Pass with no contract. The BT Sport Monthly Pass also allows users to stream the matches on the BT Sport website. (Note: you can’t watch the BT Sport Monthly Pass on an Amazon Fire TV stick or a set-top box from any TV provider. This includes BT, Sky and Virgin.)
Looking for English sporting action? ITV Hub is also streaming a replay of every match from Euro 96. You can find out more about that here.
Here’s the line-up of Bundesliga matches this weekend:
Saturday 16th May
Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke (2pm)
RB Leipzig vs Freiburg (2pm)
Hoffenheim vs Hertha Berlin (2pm)
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg (2.30pm)
Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Paderborn (2.30pm)
Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt (4.45pm)
Sunday 17th May
Cologne vs Mainz (2.15pm)
Union Berlin vs Bayern Munich (4.45pm)
Monday 18th May
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen (7.15pm)