BT Sport Secures Broadcast Rights To Friendlies Of German National Team
BT Sport "has boosted its European football line-up by securing the rights to broadcast World Cup champions Germany’s home friendly matches," according to David Kent of the London DAILY MAIL. The coverage "excludes matches involving teams from the British Isles," but will commence with the re-run of the 2014 World Cup Final, "pitting Joachim Low’s side against Argentina" on Sept. 3. In addition, the broadcaster "has secured the rights to the DFB Cup, Germany’s prime domestic football cup competition, the equivalent of England’s FA Cup." The deals "build on BT Sport’s expanding European football line-up" which already includes Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1 and Germany’s Bundesliga (DAILY MAIL, 7/30).