Optus Sport has signed a three-year partnership with the German Football Association (DFB) for exclusive Australian broadcast rights to the DFB-Pokal and DFB-Frauen.
This year’s DFB Pokal Frauen competition kicks off on 13th September, with the pay-TV network set to broadcast the competition from the first round. For the following rounds select fixtures will be aired up to and including the final.
Optus’ coverage of the men’s competition will also kick in from the second round, with all games from the third round onwards.
The German domestic cup competitions will be added to Optus Sports soccer offering that also includes LaLiga, the Premier League, the Women’s Super League (WSL) as well as the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup, which is set to take place in Australia and New Zealand.
Optus Sport subscribers will also have access to the Uefa Nations League, all Euro 2024 qualifiers, and all European qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup, as well as international friendlies.
“We know our football fans will be happy with the addition of the DFB-Pokal and DFB-Pokal Frauen, as Optus Sport continues to deliver the world’s best football to our customers,” said Clive Dickens, Optus vice president of TV, content and product development.
Holger Blask, DFB managing director, added: “We have seen the continued growth of Optus Sport and its world-class approach to streaming top-class football.
“Germany’s premium club cup competitions will definitely be in good hands and Optus Sport will reliably provide Australia’s fans of German football with the best live matches, in-depth analysis and insightful support programs around the DFB Cup.
“We are very excited about this multi-year agreement covering both the men’s and women’s competitions, a fact we are particularly proud of and one that will take the DFB Cup to a new level in Australia.”