This way you will put an end to the chaos associated with subscriptions

Who is showing the Bundesliga? Where can I watch the Champions League live? Is there the DFB Cup on stream? Can I see everything with a Sky subscription? You need to ask yourself these questions regularly. Hardly anyone can see which broadcaster has the rights to the TV and when you can watch which game and where. We give you an overview of the most important competitions and also show you how you can get DAZN, Sky, Amazon and Co

Bundesliga Football

Who is showing the Bundesliga live? It’s actually simple. Saturday belongs to Sky. The pay-TV broadcaster will show the conference on Saturday at 15:30. The individual matches on Saturday at 3.30pm and the most important match on Saturday evening at 6.30pm can only be watched live on Sky. All matches that take place on Friday and Sunday can only be watched live on DAZN. That’s 106 of the 306 games of the season. Things get complicated during the English week. Then you completely drop out as a DAZN subscriber. Only Sky is showing these games live – also at the conference.

Sky customers can usually watch two live matches live on Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD in Ultra HD: Bundesliga afternoon game and best game of the week. All other games come to your home in full HD resolution. DAZN wants to gradually switch from HD to Full HD in the new season 2022/2023.

Only three games per season can be watched on free live TV: the season opening on Friday night and one match each in Matchday 17 and 18. In 2022, Sat.1 will show live matches here. This also applies to end-of-season relegation matches between the 1st and 2nd league. They can be seen in parallel on Sky and Sat.1.

2nd league

The second league can be seen in its entirety on Sky – no matter what day the ball is played there. 272 out of 306 games can be seen there. Alternatively, you can also watch Saturday night’s top game on free TV at no extra cost. Sky is showing this game live in UHD. Sport1 shows games unencrypted. Sat.1 also shows the opening match of the 2nd league live.

If the summaries are enough, you can enter the sports show on Saturday at 6:00 PM on the first. Shows summary of Bundesliga and second division matches from Saturday. There are also summaries of the second division matches on Friday and Sunday in ARD. Sport1 shows the match summary for Friday and Saturday for Sunday.

UEFA Champions League

The Champions League can be watched primarily on the DAZN streaming service. It shows 121 out of 137 matches in the season live and only. The next 16 games will only be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. It is always the match on Tuesday of the game day. Amazon can pick the hottest game on Tuesday. The 16 matches consist of two playoffs, six group stage matches and eight knockout matches. DAZN also shows all parallel matches at the conference, there is also a German conference with several German clubs. At the DAZN conference, it’s not just the game that Amazon is showing.

For games displayed on DAZN you need a DAZN subscription, for Amazon games you need an Amazon Prime subscription but no other football subscriptions. The UEFA Champions League Final can also be seen at ZDF; So on free TV.

Europa League and Conference League

If you are an Amazon, Sky and DAZN customer, that doesn’t mean you can watch all the soccer games. Because suddenly everything is different in the Europa League and the Conference League. This is where RTL comes into play. RTL shows at least one game per day of play on free TV, both on RTL and RTL Nitro. On the RTL + streaming platform you can see all the games featuring Germany as well as some of the best games broadcast over the internet.

DFB Cup

Until the 2025/26 season, Sky will broadcast all 63 matches of the season live. Sky only shows 48 games which means you can only see them on Sky. In addition to individual matches, Sky also shows all matches that take place at the same time as the conference. Only the semi-finals and the final should also be shown in UHD.

ARD and ZDF can show a total of fifteen live matches per season. The package also includes extensive reuse rights – for both classic TV and all ARD and ZDF digital offerings. From the day of the queue to the day of the queue, broadcasters make displaying individual matches conditional on the selected matches. You can also see summaries of all 63 DFB Cup games in videos up to six minutes each in Sport1 – but only in the morning after the game from 6am. DAZN can display these summaries from midnight on the match day.

Competition game days Single broadcast partner game
(TV and streaming)
Free TV
Bundesliga on Fridays DAZN Matchday 1, 17 and 18: Sat 1
Bundesliga Saturdays sky
Bundesliga Sunday DAZN
Bundesliga Tuesdays and Wednesdays sky
2nd league Everyone sky Only Saturdays at 20.30: Sports 1
first day of the match only, Friday: Sat 1
UEFA Champions League all except Match 1 on Tuesday DAZN Only the finals: ZDF
UEFA Champions League Tuesdays, 1 match to the semi-finals Amazon Prime Video
Liga Europa / Liga Konferencyjna Everyone RTL + RTL / RTL Nitro
DFB Cup Everyone sky 1st round: ARD / ZDF two games each
then ARD / ZDF one game per round
Final: ARD
III league Everyone Magenta sport Third ARD programs a total of 86 games
Premier League Everyone sky
la league Everyone DAZN
A series Everyone DAZN
World Cup 2022 Everyone Magenta TV ARD, ZDF (except 48 of 64 games)

Heaven on TV and across the stream: this is how you can see the station

Sky is available in several variants. The most famous is probably the pay-TV subscription. Here, as a customer owning a Sky Q receiver, you also have the option to watch the UHD signal. Sky customers also get access to Sky Go and, as an alternative to watching TV at home, they can also stream all content to their laptop, smartphone or tablet. Sky’s subscription terms are constantly changing – especially thanks to new customer offers. You have to remember: there is a Bundesliga and a sports package. The sports package covers everything except the Bundesliga and vice versa.

As an alternative to classic TV reception, you can also enjoy Sky via streaming and, for example, transfer it to your TV on your Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV or Google Chromecast, or watch it on your smartphone, tablet and computer. The offer used to be called Sky Ticket, but is now sold as WOW. WOW is available as an annual or monthly subscription. A monthly subscription costs around 30 euro per month and is around 5 euro more expensive than an annual subscription per month. Here there is no distinction between the Bundesliga and other sports.

How can I get DAZN and how much is DAZN?

DAZN can be received primarily via the Internet. You can also cast to your TV via Apple TV, Smart TV App, Amazon Fire TV, Playstation, Xbox One, or Google Chromecast. Alternatively, there is also a web browser or the ability to watch Steam using the application on smartphones and tablets. And: If you travel to other EU countries, you can also watch matches there. DAZN costs 29.99 euro, the service can be canceled monthly. All other sports broadcast by DAZN are also included. Alternatively, you can book the annual subscription for 274.99 euros.

The exception to watching DAZN without internet is booking a subscription with the cable TV operator Vodafone, pay TV provider Sky or Telekom (Magenta Sport). Both will unlock two line DAZN channels for you. At Vodafone, this collaboration is only about the cable network. If you book a DAZN subscription through Sky, you can see DAZN 1 and DAZN 2 through Sky receiver. It is also the only way to view DAZN via satellite.

No more subscription chaos: one for all

In turn, Deutsche Telekom is teaming up with Sky and DAZN and you can book the so-called MegaSport option. The offer is a kind of “flat light” for fans of live sports. The MegaSport option brings together live sports packages from Wow, DAZN and MagentaSport under one roof. You can watch all Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2 and Bundesliga 3 matches live. There are also all the DFB Cup games, Premier League from England, Serie A from Italy, LaLiga from Spain and Ligue 1 from France. You can also see the UEFA Champions League. The MegaSport MagentaTV option costs EUR 45 per month for an annual subscription. If you place your order by August 31, 2022, you will receive a special price of only 39 euros per month.

Another bundle subscription is available from Sky. Here you can get Sky and DAZN cheaper as a combined offer. We have summarized the details in a separate report.

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