Football Bundesliga: Sky helps bar owners, no conference on free TV

Bundesliga Lockdown

Sky helps bar owners, but no conference on free TV

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The Bundesliga games will not be free to receive despite the football pubs being closed

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The payment channel Sky is reacting to the new Corona measures and accommodating business customers from the catering and hotel industries. But there are no free-to-air conferences like in May.

EIt was in the end of May when the ball rolled again in the Bundesliga after the forced Corona break. The pay-TV broadcaster Sky showed the Saturday conference on the free-to-air channel “Sky Sport News HD” on the first two match days, followed by the second Bundesliga conference on Sunday. The football fan was happy.

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How is it now, since the restaurants, bars and football clubs have had to close again for four weeks since Monday?

“The current situation is to be assessed differently”

At the request of WELT, a Sky spokesman announced that the free-to-air broadcast of the conferences on the two game days after the resumption of Bundesliga operations in May was a special situation, as it was due to the break in games and the exclusion of viewers there was an enormous demand for football on TV.

“The current situation is to be assessed differently, since the game is running and professional sports events, even if without spectators, will continue to be held. Against this background, a free TV broadcast is not planned, ”said the spokesman.

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However, the broadcaster accommodates the owners of restaurants, bars or pubs who have a contract to broadcast football matches. “In view of the current Corona situation, Sky has decided to react quickly, unbureaucratically and uniformly for all business customers to this lockdown. We have decided to unconditionally waive the fees for our customers in the hospitality / hotel industry for the month of November 2020, even if we continue to produce and broadcast our high-quality sports program. ”This, it was said, is part of overcoming this crisis contribute.

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