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Volume 6 No. 234
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Technical Issues Disrupt Eurosport's Bundesliga Coverage; DFL Summons Meeting

The German Football League (DFL) "summoned an immediate meeting with Eurosport following the repeated problems during its Bundesliga live transmissions" on OTT service Eurosport Player, according to Jörn Krieger of BROADBAND TV NEWS. The DFL said, "At yesterday's Friday night game of the Bundesliga, there were technical disturbances at several occasions during Eurosport's live coverage. The affected fans are understandably dissatisfied, just like Eurosport itself and DFL." Following the live transmission of the game between Hamburg and RB Leipzig on Friday, Eurosport issued a statement in which the channel admitted that some Eurosport Player customers experienced problems "typical for streaming services" (BROADBAND TV NEWS, 9/11). TELECOMPAPER reported while the problems appear to be at a "manageable" scale, the league said that it would talk with Eurosport about ensuring "the high standards of the Bundesliga" going forward (TELECOMPAPER, 9/11).