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In a move that will see Germany’s top flight football league change broadcasting home for the next four seasons, Sky Sports has won the exclusive rights to show the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland .
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Even though it has been dominated by FC Bayern München for nearly ten years, the Bundesliga is one of Europe’s elite leagues and the coming season will see the top seven teams from last year’s league kick off with new mangers at the helm. On the pitch, fans will be able to watch superstars including Borussia Dortmund pair Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham see if RB Leipzig can continue making their rapid progress after the departure of former boss Julian Nagelsmann to the Munich giants.

Sky Sports’ coverage of the league will begin on 13 August with champions FC Bayern München travelling to Borussia Mönchengladbach, before 2012 league winners Borussia Dortmund take on Eintracht Frankfurt the following day. The premium fixture of each weekend will be shown live every Saturday at 5.30pm on Sky Sports Football, with further matches broadcast via Sky Sports linear or digital channels including Sky Sports YouTube.

Sky Sports will also broadcast the German Supercup live, which is an early der Klassiker match-up, with Dortmund and Munich going head-to-head on 17 August. at Signal Iduna Park, kick off is at 7.30pm.

The deal widens the Sky - Bundesliga partnership, with deals in place across the Sky Group in UK and Republic of Ireland, Italy, Germany - including German language rights in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and South Tyrol - and Austria.

Commenting on the new rights award, Bundesliga International CEO Robert Klein said: “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.”

Sky Sports managing director Jonathan Licht added: “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.”