Eurosport Bag FA Cup Rights in Germany

February 13, 2015

Eurosport has acquired the exclusive TV and digital rights for England’s FA Cup in Germany until the 2017/2018 season.

The deal includes live, apoplectic delayed, highlights and news rights as well as sublicensing rights.

The agreement also includes exclusive rights to the English FA Community Shield, the trophy which brings together the previous season’s FA Cup and Premier League winners.

Eurosport’s viewers in Germany will be able to watch the FA Cup from this weekend with live coverage of the round of 16.

Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO of the Eurosport Group, said: “We are very pleased to further increase our football coverage with the addition of such an extensive and exclusive agreement for Germany.

“It underlines Eurosport’s strategic ability to deliver strong content and key rights on a local level as well as internationally.”

Susanne Aigner-Drews, Managing Director of Eurosport Media in Munich adds: “Following the acquisition of rights to the MotoGP, the FA Cup is another high-end sports right to be broadcast on the Eurosport channels in the German-speaking region.

“The FA Cup is a football classic and an audience blockbuster. We are pleased to offer this attractive content to our German audience.”