Axel Springer Considers Legal Action If DFL Doesn't Resolve Issue With Sky
German publishing company Axel Springer Board Chair Mathias Döpfer "has increased the pressure on the German Football League (DFL)," according to Marc Bartl of KRESS. In the dispute concerning broadcasting rights between Axel Springer and German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland, Döpfer said that "he is confident the DFL will prevent the Sky app." Döpfer: "I can't imagine that the DFL is tolerating Sky's actions. Everything else would be a breach of contract." In the unlikely case that the DFL is not deciding in favor of Axel Springer, Döpfer announced that "the company would take legal action against the DFL and ask for damages." However, Döpfer is certain that the league will "resolve the issue ahead of Friday's Bundesliga start" (KRESS, 8/7).