The competition and the German Supercup will be shown by the broadcaster for the next four years.

bundesliga image

Sky Sports has won the exclusive rights to show the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland for the next four years.

Its coverage will begin at 7.30pm on Friday 13 August, with Bayern Munich taking on Borussia Monchengladbach to kick off the season. Borussia Dortmund will then be in action against Eintracht Frankfurt at 5.30pm on Saturday 14 August.

The premium fixture each week will be shown on Sky Sports Football at 5.30pm on Saturdays, with further games shown through Sky Sports linear or digital channels including Sky Sports YouTube.

In addition to league coverage, the broadcaster will air the German Supercup between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at 7.30pm on 17 August.

The deal, which lasts until the end of the 2024/25 season, extends Sky’s relationship with the Bundesliga, with it already showing the competition in Italy, Germany (including German language rights in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and South Tyrol) and Austria. The league had previously been shown by BT Sport in the UK and Ireland.

Sky Sports managing director Jonathan Licht said: “We’re delighted to have acquired the rights to the Bundesliga. Sky Sports customers will have the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world as well as some of the leading teams in Europe.

“This new four-year agreement adds to our football offering in the UK & Ireland which already includes Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership and FA Women’s Super League as well as international action in the form of World Cup Qualifiers, placing Sky Sports as the home of live football.

Bundesliga International CEO Robert Klein added: “This is a partnership that will deliver the best of the Bundesliga week-in, week-out, through world class production and multi-platform coverage. With Sky as our partner, Bundesliga fans will benefit from a first class football viewing experience. This, paired with the Bundesliga’s trademark attacking style of football, means that fans can expect an action-packed season – featuring some of the world’s best players and the most exciting up-and-coming talent.”