Sportdigital picks up Ekstraklasa rights

German sports broadcaster Sportdigital has acquired rights to the Ekstraklasa, the top tier of club football in Poland.

The agreement will initially cover the 2019-20 Ekstraklasa season and begins with the August 5 match between Wisla Kraków and Górnik Zabrze. Sportdigital broadcasts in Austria and Switzerland as well as Germany.

Sportdigital will air at least 30 matches live from the Ekstraklasa over the course of the season. The deal also includes a weekly highlights show.

Earlier this month, the Ekstraklasa announced the launch of an OTT platform to provide coverage in select international markets. The league’s media right consultant, Małgorzata Borkowska, confirmed at the time that the league was in talks to show matches on Sportdigital across Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the deal has now been confirmed.

The Ekstraklasa’s new platform will stream all matches, and highlights, in territories not covered by broadcast deals.