BT Sport has enhanced its football line-up by securing the rights to broadcast World Cup champions Germany’s home friendly matches. 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.
BT Sport’s coverage of Germany’s home friendlies, which excludes matches involving teams from the British Isles, will commence with the re-run of the 2014 World Cup Final, pitting Joachim Low’s side against Argentina on September 3rd. Schedule details of BT Sport’s DFB Cup coverage will be announced at a later date.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport now offers a feast of European football action for fans. Added to Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, and, Germany’s Bundesliga, today’s announcement gives our viewers a fantastic window into football on the continent. Our exclusively live TV coverage of Germany v Argentina will provide an early test of the World Champions’ credentials.”