OTT & Digital

Sportdigital adds Jupiler Pro League and MLS to soccer line-up

German streaming provider strikes sub-licensing deals with Sport1 and DAZN.

by Michael Long

Sportdigital adds Jupiler Pro League and MLS to soccer line-up

Sportdigital, a German subscription streaming platform that specialises in soccer, has added rights to Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League and North America’s Major League Soccer (MLS) competitions to its programming line-up.

The company has acquired the rights as part of sub-licensing deals with Sport1, the German rights holder of the Jupiler Pro League, and DAZN, which holds MLS rights in the country and will continue to show live games.

Financial terms of the agreements have not been disclosed.

Sportdigital, which calls itself ‘The Football Channel’, already holds rights to 13 top soccer leagues and competitions from around the world, including Poland’s Ekstraklasa, Portugal’s Primeira Liga, Australia’s A-League, Japan’s J.League and South America’s Copa Libertadores.

The company, which recently rebranded to Sportdigital Fußball to reflect its soccer-only positioning, is estimated to reach around 1.5 million subscribers, with its service available on cable, satellite, IPTV and web platforms.