Discovery to guarantee broad live coverage of Danish women's league
Discovery Networks Denmark, a division of the US media giant that owns Eurosport, the pan-European sports broadcaster, has picked up rights to the Gjensidige Kvindeliga, the country's top women's soccer league, for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Discovery said it had reached agreement with the DBU, the Danish soccer federation, and Sport Live, the new Danish sports channel that acquired Gjensidige Kvindeliga rights at the beginning of the year. It had been showing select games live, with comprehensive non-live coverage.
The league will resume on 6 June, and matches will be shown on the Eurosport 2 channel, streaming service DPlay and Sport Live, which has distribution agreements in place with the likes of Danish internet and television brands YouSee and Stoga, streaming platform Waoo, and pay-TV platform Canal Digital.
The first game back from the coronavirus-enforced suspension will be FC Nordsjælland versus Fortuna Hjørring at 2pm (CET) on 6 June, to be shown live on DPlay and Eurosport 2, and repeated in full later in the day on Sport Live.
In addition to live matches, Discovery will produce a weekly magazine programme to air across its channels and Sport Live.
Nicolai Kaas Nordstrøm, manager of the Gjensidige Kvindeliga, said: "It is a unique collaboration between Discovery and Sport Live that allows us to get unprecedented coverage of our matches in the Gjensidige Women's League in June. It is absolutely fantastic for the clubs, the players, the fans, our partners and not least for the continued development of Danish women's football."