The Champions League is going online. The streaming service DAZN will secure the most comprehensive TV package in the premier class from 2021/22. Amazon shows more games. This continues the reorganization of the football TV landscape in Germany.
DAZN is the big winner in the awarding of TV rights for the Football Champions League. According to information from the German Press Agency, the paid streaming service secured the most comprehensive package for the seasons 2021/22 to 2023/24. DAZN will exclusively show 121 of 138 games per season live. Then there is the endgame, which will also be shown on ZDF on free TV. DAZN also offers conferences and highlight reporting.
Football coverage is thus moving further into the Internet, away from classic television. DAZN has only been on the German market since 2016 and will therefore be the most important Champions League player on the German market from the 2021/22 season. The streaming service in the Bundesliga also expanded from 2021 to its position with live rights. In June, the online provider secured 106 first division games per season on Friday and Sunday.
Sky has been a big loser in Champions League rights since last December. Since 2000, the pay-TV broadcaster – first under the name Premiere – has shown top-class games. It will be over in a year. After all, the broadcaster secured an extensive rights package for the Bundesliga for the seasons 2021/22 to 2024/25 in June. The long-term partner of the German Football League will show 200 Saturday point games per season from 2021. But here, too, Sky has to resist the attack by DAZN.
Amazon is a new player in the Champions League. The US internet giant had secured the respective top game on Tuesday evening for its paid streaming service Amazon Prime. The live package comprises a total of 16 games, including two playoff games.
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