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TV Apple of discord Champions Cup : millions of soccer fans and the search for a Live broadcast

imagine, it is Champions League, and hardly anyone looks. For days, Fans talk about the football classic Liverpool against Bayern Munich on Tuesday at the legendary Anfield Road. Kick-off 21 PM, broadcast exclusively by Pay-TV channel Sky. Who wants to go no Pay-TV subscription or not in Sky sports bars. Millions of football fans are mad about black screens, fueled by a disagreement between Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Sky.

That wish the course in an Interview that the Champions League again reinforced in free reception television. This is not only for Fans but also for sponsors of better. Sky countered. "The respective owners are responsible for the tender and the offered packages. The invitation to tender for the Uefa wins to strong pressure from the top clubs, clearly: most of The money, without If and But.“ Sky blame the result now and to have the conditions for a self-created, is a fallacy, said Sky Manager Jacques Raynaud.

FC Bayern conceded both in TV money from the DFL as well as Uefa more than any other team in the Bundesliga – the most of the money comes from the payment area. Sky will pay an estimated more than one billion euros per season for football rights. This is likely to be Rummenigge aware of. Nevertheless, he got support from the Schalke Manager Christian Heidel: "For the spectators, it has become very complicated." Blueberry sat on the last Wednesday in front of the TV and wanted to look at the Sky the Dortmund game at Tottenham. "All of a sudden was switched to Amsterdam to Madrid. Since I needed a time to understand that the whole game in Dazn is shown. If the economic performances are with the Free TV in line, then I would be for it.“

sponsors would have to check the inevitably of your financial contribution

Speaking of the economy. What the sponsors have to fear for brand messages and reach, if the Champions League disappears behind the Paywall to say? In a speech to an audience decline of 84 percent. "Of course we have an interest in the Uefa Champions League is as large as possible audience. We are the official Partner of the Uefa Champions League. In addition, we have some of the best European football player under contract, for which we want a big stage,“ said Adidas spokesman Oliver Brüggen.

strong words from Joseph city field, Board member of the sponsors Association S20. The Champions League live from TV and sponsors, not separate. "We have already said prior to the decision for Sky and Dazn, that the bill rises, more TV money and reduce the visibility of the sponsors. Pay-TV streaming services to achieve sufficient penetration of the market.“ The sponsors would have to check the inevitably of your financial contribution.

If so pressure is applied, it is not excluded that the next Uefa-law contract moves more Champions League in free channels. Only: That helps a lot in this season little. Who wants to see every round of a game with German participation, as previously in the case of RTL, Sat1 and ZDF, the two subscriptions: one in the Pay-TV channel Sky and also a paid Internet provider Dazn.

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Rummenigge cited as the reason for his foray into the low audience response at the Sky and Dazn. The ZDF and the Figures are average values of more than seven million viewers and a market share of about 20 percent. A live game of the quality Liverpool against Bayern would have topped this value loosely in the direction of tens of millions of viewers. Part of it is to visit on Tuesday evening, crowded, Sky-Bars (here's a Ortsfinder), such as the Magnet Bar in Berlin-Mitte, to the Pub Viewing. First unencrypted TV pictures from Anfield on Sky sports News as of 23 PM, the first longer Free-TV-summary running from 0 o'clock.

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