Bundesliga dispute with Sky – The start of the new Bundesliga season only begins in just over six weeks, but already there is between Discovery (Euro Sport) and Sky dispute over the new Bundesliga TV rights. Discovery now has a restraining order against Sky.
Discovery obtains preliminary injunction
The allocation of TV rights is proving to be as own goal by the Federal Cartel Office. From the Bundesliga season 2017/2018 to Euro Sports and Sky share the TV rights to the Bundesliga. While Sky may transfer 572 of the 612 Bundesliga games of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga live, Discovery has acquired the rights to 40 live games.
As the magazine DWDL.de reported, the Discovery Channel Group has obtained a einstweiligeVerfügung against the pay-TV provider on Monday. According to Discovery, the company Sky advertising still trying to show all matches of the Bundesliga live. It is still unclear with which advertising messages Sky violates competition on the Sky website even advertises Sky only 572 live games.
Misleading advertising for Sky customers?
When asked by at Discovery Discovery complained only “in many cases” the deception of customers. Until recently had the pay-TV provider, which hoped to provide about his decoder and Euro Sport 2, to show all Bundesliga matches live. Discovery, however the Premier League broadcast only on the available since Monday Euro Sport player via the transmitter Euro Sports 2 HD EXTRA on the Internet. An agreement is obviously completely off the table after the new escalation between Sky and Discovery.
For marketing launch Euro Sport offers the 12-month access to the players for once 29.99 EUR. A day pass will cost 9.99 euros. Sky currently offers a sky complete package with Bundesliga, sports and entertainment into a monthly price of 29.99 euros.