The Champions League next season on TV and Stream
The distribution of broadcasting rights for the coming Champions League season has been clarified. Sky often has first access rights, DAZN has more games.
Gradually, there is more clarity as to how the distribution of broadcasts of the matches in the Soccer Champions League will look from 2018/19 onwards at Sky and DAZN. The former top dog Sky will have to concentrate more on the conferences, but often has the first access right in the decision of the king class competition.
Sky appears to be broadcasting at least 29 games in full. DAZN can show a larger number of single games, but most of the time they have to give Sky the first-choice of these games. The DAZN will probably see more games without German participation.
The kick-off times will also be new from the coming season, with six matches per matchday starting at 9 pm instead of 8.45 pm, and two more at 6.55 pm. The Bundesliga also has four fixed starting places in the top division.
The Champions League will be shown exclusively on Pay-TV at Sky and DAZN from the season 2018/19 to 2020/21. This is the first time in the history of the royal class that all games in Germany and Austria will be broadcast exclusively on pay-TV or as a streaming offer. Up to now, ZDF had live games on free-TV.
In the group phase, Sky will also be allowed to play a single match per day in full length. That’s twelve games on twelve days of transmission. Sky also has the right to vote for the first election on nine days of transmission, DAZN has the first access rights three times.
In the knockout phase it becomes more difficult. In addition to the conference with all matches, Sky will broadcast live and exclusive four out of eight matches in full length. The station has the right to vote for one of the first eight first legs. It’s similar in the second legs, but Sky can even choose the best four games.
However, if only one German team makes it to the last sixteen, the first leg will be played by both Sky and DAZN. In the quarter-finals Sky will once again be hosting the conference. In addition, two out of four individual games will be broadcast live and exclusively. Here Sky can choose the first game, DAZN the second. If there is only one German team in the competition, both will be transferred. The semi-final and final matches will be shown at both Sky and DAZN.