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How to watch German Bundesliga on UK TV, Sky Sport Livestream Guide



How to watch German Bundesliga on UK TV, Sky Sports 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.


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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 & Ireland


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


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


The Sky Sports (Sky Group) acquired the rights to broadcast live games of the Bundesliga beginning from August 4, 2021.


The new Bundesliga tv rights deal between Sky Sports and DFL in charge of the German Football League spans across the next four seasons.


How to watch German Bundesliga in the UK via Sky Sports


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


Sky Sports has an array of football channels including Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football HD, Sky Sports Mix HD, etc. (See comprehensive list of Sky Sports Channels).


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


List of Sky Sports Channels to watch live Bundesliga games including Livestream 


Sky Sports Bundesliga Channels

1. Sky Sports Football HD (Main Channel).

2. Sky Sports Main Event HD (Selected).

3. Sky Sports Mix HD (Selected)

4. Sky Sports News HD (News Only).

5. Sky Sports YouTube (Selected).


Sky Sports Channels Livestream

The package for Sky 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.


Sky Sports 2021/2022 Bundesliga schedule

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


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.


Follow the coverage of the German league which begin at 7:30pm on Friday, August 13 even as Bayern Munich travel to Borussia Monchengladbach. Bundesliga matches will kick off from 7:30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 5:30pm.


Sky Sports UK Bundesliga rights explained

Sky Group 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 Sky, 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 Sky Sport Channels 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.


Other coverage

Bundesliga 2, DFL Supercup, DFB Pokal.

Subscription for Sky Sports


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



How much is sky full package a month? Premium pricing from £111.00 per month. Includes Sky Signature, Kids, Kids app, Sky Box Sets, UHD, HD, Multiscreen, Sky Go, Inclusive of all Sky Sports Channels.


Read full details on how to subscribe for Sky Sports Channels.


The package is available for new and existing customers.


Sky TV in UK: You can enjoy Premium events straight in your UK home

Sky TV Ireland: Enjoy Premier content from the comfort of your home

Sky TV Worldwide: Sky TV in Germany, New Zealand, Italy, etc.


Premium Channels includingSky Sports Main Event HD, Sky Sports Football HD, Sky Sports Mix HD and Sky Sports News HD (News Only), etc.


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.


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.


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 Sky Sports

Sky Sports is a British top professional tv sports channels owned by United Kingdom satellite pay-tv company Sky Group covering the United Kingdom, Ireland as well as International territories.


The UK-based Sky Sports brand is the most dominant sports brand in the whole United Kingdom.


For football coverage, the company holds exclusive rights to broadcast live games of the Bundesliga across the United Kingdom, EFL Championship, etc.


|Article highlights how to watch Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2, DFB Pokal, and DFL Supercup on Sky Sports for United Kingdom audience. Including details of broadcast rights, tv guide and schedule for the 2021/2022 football season.|

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