The German Bundesliga as a result of it’s increasing popularity has led to the demands by viewers wishing to see live games on their favourite teams at the comfort of their homes.

Despite the dominance of Bayern Munich in the German elite division, the league has continued to attract the attention of fans since RB Leipzig broke into the scene with lots of surprises including the elimination of Tottenham, Atletico Madrid in UEFA Champions League during the 2019/2020 season.

For the broadcast rights, the Chinese Digital pay-TV network Startimes alongside French Company Canal Afrique, Azam and GH TV holds the exclusive rights to broadcast live games.

In Sub Saharan Africa, Startimes (English) and Canal Afrique (French) controls the right while Azam TV is in charge of Tanzania in Eastern African.

Back in 2015 when the exclusive deal was signed between the DFL and Startimes, the company from China held the majority of rights, but the recent inclusion of Canal Afrique changed the model of operation.

The article in how to watch the German Bundesliga in Sub Saharan Africa and the rest of Africa


Here’s how to follow the league on Startimes

Startimes World Football HD

Startimes World Football HD channel features exclusive, live and top-notch football matches around the world in HD including the Bundesliga, FIFA Club World Cup and International Champions Cup, Europa League, Coppa Italia, etc. On average, there are 10 top-shelf matches live on World Football every week.

Premium Bundesliga games involving Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen are shown live on this channel every matchday.

For the dish, users Check World Football HD on  Smart, Super and Chinese.

For Antenna users check on Classic bouquet

DTT_Classic and 245 Sport Plus and on Startimes On official mobile app.

For more see a detailed list of Sports Channels on Startimes.

Startimes Sports Life

Sports Life focuses on “a relaxed approach to sport” and caters to the needs of viewers who might have a bit more time on their hands. The channel features fitness, health, cartoons, documentaries and fun sports. Live events, replays and highlights of matches from the German Bundesliga, UEFA Europa League, European Championship and more.

Featuring Premium Bundesliga games involving Borussia Mönchengladbach, Dortmund, Wolfsburg etc.

Watch the channel on 253 DTT_Basic and 243 Sport Plus

For Dish, users check Sports Life on Nova, Smart, Super bouquets.

For Antenna users check Basic and Classic bouquets.


Startimes Sports Arena

Sports Arena is a comprehensive sports channel covering Premium sports events”. The channel features top live sports events including football, racing, fighting, basketball, volleyball and other popular sports. You can watch up to 30 live events on Sports Arena. At least 20 magazine shows and news programmes in a week.

251 DTT_Basic and 241 Sport Plus

For Dish, users check Sports Arena on Nova, Smart, Super and Chinese bouquets.

For Antenna users check Basic and  Classic bouquets.

Startimes Sports Focus

Sports Focus is a comprehensive sports channel, providing fast and general global sports news. The channel offers replay and highlights of football and fighting events. Every matchday, single Bundesliga games selected for viewers on fewer bouquets enjoys the action live.

Games involving teams like Mainz 05, Union Berlin, Hertha Berlin etc.

250 DTT_Nova and 240 DTH_Nova

For Dish, users check Startimes Sports Focus on Nova, Smart, Super and Chinese bouquets.

For Antenna users Basic, Classic and Nova bouquet.


Will startimes show Bundesliga 2020/21?

Yes according to the broadcast agreement between the DFL and Startimes, the company will show the 2020/21 season in full which includes some highlights.


Which channel shows Bundesliga on StarTimes?

Startimes World Football HD is the channel dedicated to covering live Bundesliga matches every matchday. In some cases, Sports Premium, Focus could also show some of the games live.

Startimes Subscription plans and how to catch the action live on your package.

Other Cable Network you can catch the action in Nigeria and Africa


Canal+ Sport 2 (Nigeria)

Canal+Sport 2 Nigeria

This channel covers Live Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 games every matchday.

Canal+ Sport 4 (Nigeria)

Canal+Sport 4


Canal+Sport 4 is also dedicated to covering live matches in the Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1 and more

Published by Ibiye Ambille

Senior editor, Loves talking football with added analysis.

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