Football

June 28 2017

New Season, New Rules: Friday Night Football kicks off exclusively on Eurosport Player

June 28 2017

• Eurosport makes Bundesliga more accessible and affordable for fans than ever before

• 45 matches available via the Eurosport Player App on connected TV, online and mobile devices, every season, for the next four years

• World-class experts, led by Matthias Sammer, to bring fans unprecedented analysis and insight of every minute, from every angle

• Eurosport's season kick-offs on Thursday 29th June with fans able to join experts online as they react to 2017/18 Bundesliga fixture reveal

The hotly anticipated 2017/18 Bundesliga season is on the horizon and football fans across Germany will now be able to watch their team on Friday nights exclusively and for the first time on the Eurosport Player App.

For the next four years, Eurosport will bring fans closer to the game than ever before on Friday nights, broadcasting 45 Bundesliga matches per season. Through the Eurosport Player App, fans will be able to watch games at home, on connected TVs, online and on the move via their mobile device ensuring, when it matters, they never miss a moment of the action.

Fronted by German football icon, Matthias Sammer, the Eurosport Player App will offer fans the greatest talent line up around, guaranteeing unrivalled analysis and insight into the world of Bundesliga football.

Alongside Sammer, Jan Henkel will anchor Eurosport’s live coverage, award-winning duo Marco Hagemann and Matthias Stach will be lead commentators and Bundesliga experts Christian Ortlepp and Wolfgang Nadvornik will offer a fresh and direct perspective on the game in their role as reporters for Eurosport.

In addition to the live Friday Night fixtures, Eurosport will produce a weekly show, called THANK GOD IT‘S MATCHDAY! – or #TGIM for short. The show will harness the excitement of fans in the build up to the weekend fixtures with interactive segments and previews, ensuring Eurosport kick off the Bundesliga weekend in style.

To celebrate the arrival of the Bundesliga on the Eurosport Player App, fans can purchase a pre-season special offer which includes; the Bundesliga package of 45 matches and additional Bundesliga content, in addition to all other Eurosport Player App content, for €29.99, offering fans Bundesliga football at no additional cost. Fans can purchase the limited Bundesliga pre-season offer by visiting http://www.eurosportplayer.de.

Matthias Sammer, Eurosport Bundesliga Pundit, said: “You can’t believe how much I am looking forward to the new season. We will have an incredibly engaging and fan friendly program on the Eurosport Player App. Together with Jan Henkel, we will aim to entertain, provide engaging analysis of matches and share our insight in to what happens behind the scenes as a team and a player in the Bundesliga. I have experienced and learned so much during my time in football - I can’t wait to share this with all of you on the Eurosport Player App."

On Thursday 29th June, fans can join Europsort talent online and on Eurosport’s Facebook page, to react to the 2017/18 Bundesliga fixtures announcement. Join the debate and keep up to date with the conversation by using #TGIM or visiting the Eurosport Facebook page.