Bundesliga: Eurosport termination declared ineffective against DFL

Image: © dianaduda - Fotolia.com
Image: © dianaduda – Fotolia.com

When the ball had to rest during the forced Corona break, there was initially no live football on TV. The fact that Eurosport terminated its contract with the DFL on the rights package sublicensed to DAZN has now been declared invalid by an arbitration tribunal.

In a sports arbitration before the German Institution for Arbitration eV (DIS), Eurosport’s termination of the contract with the DFL at the end of April due to the suspension of games as part of the corona pandemic was declared ineffective – the DFL said in a press release from today Thursday with.

The arbitral award has the effects of a final and final judgment among the parties. The exploitation agreement between the DFL and Eurosport thus continues to exist. According to the DFL, the reasons for the award are still pending.

Eurosport acquired “Rights Package A” for the period from 2017/18 to 2020/21 when the tender was submitted in 2016. The package includes the live broadcast rights for the Friday evening, Sunday lunchtime and Monday evening games of the Bundesliga, the Supercup and the relegation games. For the past 2019/20 season, Eurosport had sublicensed these rights to the streaming provider DAZN.

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