The English Premier League has today (October 1) received offers for its rights in German-speaking territories in Europe, with the bid deadline (between 10am and 12pm GMT) having now passed.
Bids for rights for three seasons, from 2019-20 to 2021-22, could be made in three broadcast territories:
- Germany and Austria together with Luxembourg
- Switzerland together with Liechtenstein
- Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein together with Switzerland and Luxembourg.
The Premier League will not consider any offer from a rights agency or intermediary. Any bidder which bids for ‘broadcast territory 3’ is required to make a separate individual bid for at least ‘1’ or ‘2’.
Premier League rights across the markets are currently held by digital media company DAZN Group, in a three-season deal, from 2016-17 to 2018-19.