German Bundesliga signs a 6year deal with ESPN USA for broadcast rights

American largest sports network ESPN have agreed to sign a 6years contract with German Bundisliga for the overseas football  broadcasting rights.

It is revealed that the German Bundisliga league is very much attractive to US fans because 11 Americans are playing there, including some rising stars.

Fox sports USA previously have the broadcast rights. While NBC continues to own the rights to the English Premier League, the domestic competition that attracts most interest in the United States, while the Champions League is on TNT and La Liga on BeIN.
ESPN owns the broadcast right for English cup competitions and Serie A but just recently the Bundesliga gives it a chance to showcase some of the most exciting young American players.
US soccer internationals like “Weston McKennie” and “Joshua Sargent” are among the Americans playing in Germany and both were on hand to express their happiness at the signing of the six-year contract which sbegins in August 2020.
Midfielder McKennie helped his team Schalke defeat RB Leipzig to a 3-1 on Saturday. Sargent, a 19-year-old striker, who made his US debut last year, helped set up a goal in Bremen’s 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund.

“Personally, I think it will be very cool that people can now watch me in action, because it’s the sports network I watched when growing up,” said Sargent.
It is worthy to note that the German Bundesliga has stepped up its effort to compete internationally with the like of English Premier League, adopting the slogan ‘Football As It’s Meant To Be’ and stressing that it draws more fans to matches and averages more goals per game.
ESPN have further revealed to the press that more than 50 Americans have played in the German top flight since 1986, more than in any other European League.


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