Sky Österreich signs partners for Bundesliga coverage

Austrian pay-television broadcaster Sky Österreich has sublicensed rights to the Bundesliga, the top tier of domestic club football, to a host of broadcasters and media companies.

In October, they secured exclusive global rights to the Bundesliga under a deal that will initially run for four seasons, from 2018-19 to 2021-22, with the option of a further four-year extension.

Sky Österreich and the Bundesliga have today (Friday) confirmed the full coverage lineup for the 2018-19 season, with rights packages assigned that will grant free-to-air access to the league.

Public-service broadcaster ORF has secured one of two highlights packages for programmes on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30pm. The oe24.TV platform will broadcast Bundesliga highlights on Sundays at 10pm.

Telco A1 Telekom Austria has secured rights to four live matches per season, one of which will need to be streamed free-to-air for non-A1 customers.

Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar has also secured rights. Its sports streaming platform, Laola1.tv, will be able to show online highlights clips one hour after matches have finished. Sportradar itself will market video rights, and rights to the gambling sector, outside the DACH region.