BT Sport has signed a new deal with the German Bundesliga to show live matches in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2021.
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti takes control at Bayern Munich this summer and will be working alongside the likes of World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Dortmund will be looking to wrestle the title back for the Bavarian giants, with Javier Hernandez’s Bayer Leverkusen and Andre Schurrle and Wolfsburg team-mates also in the hunt.
BT Sport will also have the rights to the annual DFL Supercup matches, German Bundesliga 2 matches, plus previews and highlights shows.
The deal is in addition to BT Sport’s exclusive coverage of elite European competitions including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France.
It will also coincide with BT Sport now broadcasting Barclays Premier League for the new season on Saturday evenings with matches kicking off at 5.30pm.
Delia Bushell, Managing Director of BT Sport and BT TV, said: “Our customers have enjoyed watching German football on BT Sport since 2013 and will continue to be able to watch some of the most outstanding teams in Europe.
“Combined with our excellent line up of exclusively live matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A and Ligue 1, the Bundesliga takes its place on BT Sport as one of the best European league competitions.”
Jörg Daubitzer, managing director, DFL Sports Enterprises, said: “BT Sport has and will continue to be held in high regard at the DFL and that is reflected in their high quality broadcasting and reporting.
“We’re delighted BT Sport will continue to offer the best of German football and bring some of the best entertainment and world class players to millions of fans and households across the UK and Ireland.”