TV-clash of the Friday games: The League is sitting in the Eurosport case

The late start date for the new season of the Bundesliga, but a TV station for the Friday games is still missing. The League has been stuck for weeks in the Eur

TV-clash of the Friday games: The League is sitting in the Eurosport case

The late start date for the new season of the Bundesliga, but a TV station for the Friday games is still missing. The League has been stuck for weeks in the Eurosport case, and have to wait on a ruling of the German Institution for arbitration. The dispute with the us group Discovery and its German subsidiaries, is a loss of many millions of euros threatens. In addition, the League runs the risk that you must in the short term, find a new TV Partner.

Eurosport has no more desire to the football League, so much is in this complicated case at least clear. First, the Sender filed in the German soccer League acquired right packages prior to last season via a Sub-license to DAZN more – and then made in the Corona-forced break is a special right of termination claim.

"We have a different view on the Interpretation of the contracts as Eurosport/Discovery," said DFL CEO Christian Seifert, who is currently on vacation. In the case of the media companies, it was said in the case of questions to the dispute recently: "There are currently discussions between the Parties, to Express which we us more." Instead of a judgment of the court of arbitration, which gives no date for his decision known, theoretically, a comparison of the parties to the dispute is conceivable.

Bayern-Boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said to the tough discussion recently in the "Handelsblatt": "Eurosport is a operating accident." In the "Sport Bild" was, he had previously become even more pronounced: "I regret the behavior of Eurosport, very, Yes, I think it's indecent, that it were to terminate in a crisis of a contract."

The Bundesliga clubs will receive due to the problems in the next season, less money than planned, how much less is unclear. "Due to some developments, the 1.35 billion Euro will not take place in the upcoming season as planned," said Seifert. "1.2 billion euros of which the lower end of what it's about." A reduction there is in any case, since Sky had preferred in the past crises-season payments.

if the DFL to the arbitral Tribunal and must pay for Discovery/Eurosport as originally agreed, an estimated 70 million euros, for distribution to the 36 professional clubs have more money available. The media company wins the dispute, however, there are less – and the DFL needs to find a new Partner, the on 18. September sends for the first time.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 12:20

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