BT Sport has won another two years of exclusive live rights to the German Bundesliga in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, extending its contract until 2017.
Some 115 live matches a season will be shown, which is around 15 more than the current deal, while BT Sport will also have the rights to the annual DFL Supercup matches, plus preview and highlights shows.
As Bayern Munich continue to sweep all before them, the UK audience for the Bundesliga on BT Sport this season is up 70 per cent from last season’s audience figure.
The Bundesliga is just one of the European leagues available on BT Sport, with regular live matches also shown from France’s Ligue 1 and Italy’s Serie A.
Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, said: “We are really thrilled that we will continue to be the home of Bundesliga for the next three seasons until 2017.
“Combined with our incredible line-up of exclusively live matches from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the Bundesliga takes its place in our schedule as one of the premium European league competitions, having provided both finalists at Wembley last season.
“Our viewers have loved the opportunity to watch live matches involving some of the most outstanding teams in Europe and pitting charismatic managers like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp against each other.
“I am delighted that the Bundesliga recognised that BT Sport has made a big commitment to German football and will continue to promote and foster the league for UK sports lovers in the future.”
BT Sport's exclusive live coverage of the Bundsliga continues this weekend with three live games, including Bayern Munich v Schalke at 5.30pm, Saturday March 1, on BT Sport 1.