OneSoccer, Mediapro’s over-the-top sports streaming service in Canada, has secured exclusive broadcast rights in the country for the semi-finals and final of the DFB-Pokal, German soccer’s knockout cup competition.
Coverage began with Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-0 victory over fourth-tier Saarbrücken in the first semi-final on June 9. It continues on June 10 when Bayern Munich takes on Eintracht Frankfurt in the second semi-final.
The move is specifically looking to leverage the popularity of Bayern Munich’s highly-rated Canadian fullback Alphonso Davies.
OneSoccer secured the rights in a deal with Infront, the agency that sells the international broadcast rights on behalf of the German Football Federation (DFB).
Coverage of the the DFB-Pokal – or German Cup – semi-finals will be aired live and on-demand free of charge on OneSoccer, as well as through the platform’s YouTube channel. Next month’s final, slated for July 4 at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, will be available exclusively on OneSoccer.
Both semi-finals will be also aired on the main ESPN network, and Spanish-language ESPN Deportes, in the United States, marking the return of live European soccer to ESPN platforms in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The final will be aired on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.