Bundesliga returns to BT; freebie for European sat dish owners

After two months, BT will once again be able to offer fans a big weekend of live football.

With German authorities giving the green light to stage the remainder of this season's Bundesliga behind closed doors, BT Sport will bring viewers nine live Bundesliga matches this coming weekend, from 16th-18th May 2020.

For the remainder of the Bundesliga season, BT Sport says it will broadcast every match - with at least one match per weekend available in 4K picture quality on BT Sport Ultimate.

Coverage will start on 16th May from 2pm. Details of BT's weekend of coverage can be found below.

There had been earlier tabloid press speculation that BT would offer some free coverage; this has not materialised.

Freebie for viewers with a European satellite system or motorised dish

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the return of the Bundesliga, viewers with a European satellite set up can access free-to-air coverage from Sky in Germany.  Sky Germany is showing live conference coverage on the afternoons of 16th and 23rd May 2020 on a free-to-air basis via the German version of Sky Sports News. Anyone with a dish aimed at Astra 19.2°E can watch the action. 

Astra 1N - 19.2°E 
Frequency 12305
Polarisation Horizontal 
Symbol Rate 27500
FEC 9/10
ID Sky Sport News HD

Is it legal?
While rules governing the domestic reception of foreign pay TV services via satellite will change at the end of the Brexit transition, there are currently no restrictions on receiving free-to-air services directly from broadcasters via satellites where the footprint includes the UK for your domestic usage. However, it would not be legal to relay this signal to others.

BT Sport coverage

16 May
Borussia Dortmund v Schalke
2pm, BT Sport 1

16 May
RB Leipzig v Freiburg
2pm, BT Sport 2

16 May
Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
2pm, BT Sport 3

16 May
Augsburg v Wolfsburg
2:30pm, BT Sport Extra 1

16 May
Fortuna Dusseldorf v Paderborn
2:30pm, BT Sport Extra 2

16 May
Bundesliga – Goals Show 
2:30pm, BT Sport Extra 3

16 May
Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach
4:45pm, BT Sport 1 & BT Sport Ultimate

17 May
Cologne v Mainz
2:15pm, BT Sport 1

17 May
Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
4:45pm, BT Sport 1

18 May
Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen
7:15pm, BT Sport 1