Amazon and DAZN to once again stream same Bundesliga matches
Online retail giant Amazon has, as expected, agreed a short-term rights deal with the DFL, the German soccer league, for this weekend's Bundesliga matches.
It was announced that Amazon will show tonight's Berlin derby between Hertha and Union (at 8.30pm CET), as well as Sunday's clash between Schalke and Augsburg, kicking off at 1.30pm local time, to its Prime Video members at no additional cost.
DAZN, the international over-the-top streaming service, yesterday reached agreement with the DFL to continue showing Bundesliga matches for the remainder of the 2019-20 season in Germany and Switzerland.
That deal was non-exclusive and Amazon was expected to strike a similar agreement with the league.
DAZN and Amazon both streamed Monday night's clash between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen.
Beginning with the Berlin derby, there are nine league matches and four promotion-relegation matches between top-tier and second-tier 2. Bundesliga clubs that the DFL is marketing.
RB Leipzig versus Hertha on 27 May will be the next match open to Amazon to show.
DAZN has a sub-licensing deal in place with Eurosport to show 45 Bundesliga matches each season, which covers Friday, Sunday, Monday and play-off games.
However, after Eurosport, which originally paid €340 million ($374 million) for those rights, did not reach agreement with the DFL related to its final €70-million outlay for this season, DAZN's ability to continue showing matches was in doubt.