Sky Deutschland Launching OTT Sports Service In Switzerland
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland "will launch an OTT service for sports fans in Switzerland," according to Jörn Krieger of BROADBAND TV NEWS. A Sky Deutschland spokesperson said, "We are currently in talks about this and will announce further details in future." The OTT service "will complement Sky Deutschland’s presence in Switzerland." Swiss pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub, a subsidiary of national telecom Swisscom, has offered Sky Deutschland’s channels to Swiss households via cable, satellite and IPTV for years. However, UPC, Switzerland’s largest cable operator, recently acquired the rights to show the Bundesliga games transmitted by Sky and "will screen the matches exclusively via cable and IPTV in Switzerland" from the '17-18 season starting in August (BROADBAND TV NEWS, 7/16).