World Soccer Talk has reported that Apple TV+ is currently negotiating to acquire streaming rights for Bundesliga games.
ESPN has the rights to the Bundesliga in the US until the 2026/27 season, but now it looks like Apple will take over after the deal ends. The Bundesliga is the professional football league in Germany and is known for the FC Bayern Munich team. ESPN’s contract with the Bundesliga is said to be worth $30 million a year and will end in the 25/26 season. Additionally, the league’s contract with DAZN, a Canadian company, is also thought to expire in 2026.
After acquiring the streaming rights, Apple could make the sports content available worldwide and to all Apple TV+ subscribers. World Soccer Talk quotes unnamed sources as saying that talks between Apple and the Bundesliga are in the preliminary stages and nothing has been finalized yet. Neither party has issued a press release yet.