How to watch German Bundesliga on UK TV, BT Sport Livestream

How to watch German Bundesliga on UK TV, BT Sport Livestream

July 5, 2021 4 By Ibiye Ambille

How to watch German Bundesliga on UK TV, BT Livestream and broadcast rights explained.



The German Bundesliga is one of the top European soccer leagues available for viewers in the United Kingdom, United States and Ireland.



The league is the top tier professional football league contested by 18 teams across the German federation.



The Bundesliga has been one of the top-performing leagues over the years alongside the English Premier League with a financial revenue of around £3.9million for domestic rights only.



Additionally, it is the most supported professional football league in the world with an average matchday attendance of around 44,000.00 with top teams like Borussia Dortmund leading the chart.



Since the introduction of football in Germany, Popularity has grown as well as attracting interest internationally.


How to watch the Bundesliga in the United Kingdom and Ireland


The Bundesliga is not just available for its German audience alone thanks to the international TV rights holders.


In the United Kingdom, BT Sports holds the exclusive rights to broadcast live games as well as highlights of the German Bundesliga everyday matchday.


The BT Sports group acquired the rights to broadcast live games of the Bundesliga back in April 2014, spanning across the next four seasons.


How to watch German Bundesliga in the UK via BT Sport


BT Sports secured the rights to broadcast live games for the UK audience. You can follow the league via these channels


BT Sport has an array of football channels including BT Sports 1 HD, BT Sports 2 and BT Sports 3.


The BT Sports Network acquired the sole rights to broadcast live games from the German Bundesliga to UK citizens.



BT Sports 1 HD

BT Sports 1 HD is a professional football television Channel dedicated to covering top football games including the English Premier League, UEFA Competitions and the German Bundesliga


BT Sport 2 HD

BT Sport 2 HD is another top source for premium football content including the Premier League, European Competitions, Bundesliga and EFL Championship.


BT Sport 3 HD

BT Sport 3 HD is a professional Sports Channel covering a mix of sports programmes from Cricket, Football, etc.


You can follow the Bundesliga via this Channel in HD picture format.


You can watch it via Sky TV, Virgin Media TV, BT Sports Package, Now TV, Talk Talk TV, Eir Vision, Plusnet, etc.


BT Sport Channels Livestream

The package for BT Bundesliga is available on Livestream based on subscription.


The streaming is available via the BT Sport App downloaded via Android, iOS and Tablet devices.


New existing customers would have to subscribe to the Sports package to enjoy Premium German league content straight from their homes.


BT Sport 2021/2022 Bundesliga schedule

The UK based Sport TV covers selected fixtures that usually kick off around 3 pm.

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Premium football matches involving Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, etc.



The German league football would begin from 13th August 2021 and will come to climax on 14th May 2022.



BT Sports Bundesliga rights explained

BT Sport signed a broadcast deal with the DFL in charge of the Bundesliga to become the sole broadcasters of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland.



For BT, it is an avenue to promote the German league for its fans in the United Kingdom.


As per the company, over 1million viewers followed the clash between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 last season.


The company would continue to broadcast live German league games to the United Kingdom and Ireland.


You can watch live games as well as repeat broadcast on BT Sport on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet using the app and online player.


Customers can also watch premium quality sports content on larger screens with Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox, PlayStation, Samsung Smart TV, NOW TV devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku players, Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV and Airplay.


Subscription for BT Sport


BT Sports Monthly Pass

The BT Sport Monthly Pass allows customers access sports content on BT Sport.


Customers and sports fans can watch games via the app and web player payable for a monthly fee and no contract.



How much does BT Sport Monthly Pass cost? The BT Sport Monthly pass costs £25 for one month.


The package is available for new and existing customers.



The BT Sport Monthly pass consists of top Channels to cater for your everyday needs.


Via the Pass, you have access to the full pack of BT Sport channels.


Premium Channels including BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN, BT Sport Ultimate and BT Sport Extra.


The Bundesliga 2021/2022 teams preview – teams to watch


1. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich is the defending Champions of the Bundesliga for a record ninth consecutive season which is the record in European football.


Bayern Munich has some of the best players in the world including Robert Lewandowski who has consistently scored over 40+ goals across all competitions over the last few seasons.



Other Top players at the club including Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich, etc.


Bayern Munich won the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.


In the Bundesliga, the club had continued to lay siege on the top division despite Competition from other sides like Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, etc.



As the 2021/2022 season approaches, the record Champions would be aiming for another title but would be faced with tough competition in a bid to achieve it.

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2. RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig is one of the top sides that have continued to perform at the highest level despite being unable to win the Bundesliga.


Since its promotion to the league in the 2016–17 season, RB Leipzig has consistently finished within the top three positions at the end of every season.


The Red Bull brand also came close to winning the league in its second season but lost out to Bayern Munich in the end.


Ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Leipzig is aiming at Champions Bayern Munich despite losing its top manager Julian Nagglesman to Bayern Munich.


However, Jesse Marsch had been appointed to replace the departed young German tactician.



Leipzig boost of top players including Dominik Szobozlai, Hwang Hee-Chan, Lukas Klostermann, Dani Olmo, Angelino, Poulsen, Marcel Sabitzer, etc.



Leipzig also signed Andre Silva ahead of the new league campaign.


3. Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is a traditional Bundesliga side with five Bundesliga titles to its name as a member of the league.


Dortmund’s is one of the top clubs having the highest matchday attendance around 44 thousand spectators which is the highest of any professional football league across the world.


Dortmund is one of the most supported German clubs alongside Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV, Schalke 04 and SV Werder Bremen.


Dortmund’s star Jadon Sancho departed for Manchester United ahead of the 2021/2022 Premier League season.



Ahead of the new season, Borussia Dortmund would be banking on Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel, etc.


4. Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen is one of the average sides in the division that have shown a high level of consistency over the years.


Leverkusen eyes a major turnaround this time.


3. Borussia Mönchengladbach

Mönchengladbach remains the top heavyweights capable of challenging for the country’s top price.


Mönchengladbach has won five titles alongside Borussia Dortmund.


In the last two seasons, the club had continued to press forward for a breakthrough amid Bayern Munich dominance which is expected to change when the 2021/2022 season starts.


6. VfL Wolfsburg

VfL Wolfsburg is one of the sides of the top in the German league.


Although the club has had turbulent campaigns in the last couple of seasons. Wolfsburg experienced a resurgent last season having had a good start to the campaign.


Wolfsburg boost of top players in the division including Josip Brekalo, Wout Weghorst, Maximilian Philipp, etc.


Top fixtures to watch out


Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund


Bayern Munich up against Borussia Dortmund is arguably one of the biggest football derbies on the European continent.


Known as the Der Klassiker, Dortmund won the first meeting between the two sides in 1965.

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Since then, Bayern Munich had dominated the derby accruing over 30 wins in the process.


Top players like Thomas Muller has the highest Der Klassiker appearances while Robert Lewandowski leads the all-time top scorer’s chart of the Der Klassiker.


The clash is also one of the most-watched across Europe.


Bayern Munich vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bayern Munich is arguably the best team in German football but is also faced with tough competition from the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach.


Gladbach had been on the rise over the last couple of years.


With over five German Bundesliga titles, the club is joint second most Bundesliga winners with Borussia Dortmund.


Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig

Although it might be a recent derby or probably not a derby yet, RB Leipzig has been one of the most consistent teams in the league.


Since the club’s promotion to the elite division for the 2016–17 season, the club had not failed to finish within the top three positions at the end of every season to date.



RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund

Leipzig faces an uphill task when they face Borussia Dortmund regarded as the pride of the Bundesliga amid Bayern Munich dominance.


Leipzig rose to the highest heights tutored by Julian Nagglesman who recently switched to giants Bayern Munich ahead of the 2021/2022 season.


Matchday one


Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayern

Dortmund vs Frankfurt

Wolfsburg vs Bochum

Union Berlin vs Leverkusen

Stuttgart vs Fürth

Mainz vs Leipzig

Augsburg vs Hoffenheim

Bielefeld vs Freiburg

Köln vs Berlin


Competitiveness of the league

Although it has been regarded as a one-man show, the German league still has a strong competition having traditional sides like Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, etc.



New teams in the block like RB Leipzig have continued to raise the bar since its promotion from the 2.Bundesliga in 2017.


Bayern Munich has singlehandedly won nine straight titles. For Dortmund, Gladbach and Leipzig, it has been years of trailing the super Champions.


The 2021/2022 season promises to be different with recent moves across the division.



The German league is one of the top popular soccer leagues alongside the English Premier League.


The league is broadcast across over 200 territories with a high number of followers in the United States, United Kingdom and other top tier countries.


About BT Sport

BT Sport is a professional Television broadcast company, solely created for sporting activities such as football, hockey, basketball, UFC, Cricket, etc.


For football coverage, the company holds exclusive rights to broadcast live games of the Bundesliga across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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