FTA (Free-to-air) sport channels on Astra 19.2°E satellite position

August 19, 2015 • Tags: #astra192channels #liveonsatfootball #liveonsatfreetoair

Do you know how many channels are available via Astra 19.2°E satellite position? Watch Football, Cycling, Tennis, Rugby and many other sports for free.

Eurosport – The European leader in sports

Eurosport is generally available in basic cable and satellite television package. The Eurosport Group is Europe’s leading sports entertainment group.

In Germany, Eurosport operates as FTA (free-to-air) channel on Astra 19.2E° satellite position. Eurosport provides viewers with a lot of different European and international sport events.

Eurosport football TV schedule

Eurosport covers most Germany national U-21 football team qualifiers and friendly matches. Starting with this season, Eurosport has made a four-year agreement to show MLS (Major League Soccer) matches free-to-air in all of Eurosport’s European territories (except the United Kingdom).

Matches will be broadcast on both Eurosport (Sundays) and Eurosport 2 (Saturdays).

Watch Cycling on Eurosport for Free

Eurosport is “home of cycling” and a world’s leading cycling channel. Eurosport brings all 3 grand tours, over 40 races and more than 450 hours of cycling live. Fans can enjoy in Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana, Tour de Suisse, UCI Road World Championships and UCI ProTour live and FREE.

Roland Garros, U.S. Open on free TV

Eurosports covers free-to-air Australian Open, Roland Garros, U.S. Open and major ATP and WTA World Tour events. Tennis fans can also enjoy in all-day shows with detailed match previews and highlights. Pay-TV Sky Germany holds Wimbledon TV rights for German market.

Eurosport – Channel for winter sports fans

Eurosport holds TV rights in Germany together with ARD/ZDF and covers: Alpine Skiing World Cup, Biathlon World Cup, Ski jumping World Cup FIS Nordic Combined World Cup FIS Cross-Country World Cup FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup FIS Snowboard World CupLuge World Cup, Eurosport Skeleton World Cup Eurosport Bobsleigh World Cup live and free to air.

Eurosport have also won a TV rights in mega broadcasting deal with IOC, and will cover next two Winter Olympic Games in 2018. and 2022.

Where to watch Rugby World Cup for free?

RWC 2015 is getting underway from 18th of September to 31st October 2015. Eurosport Germany will cover 20 matches live, including opening and final match. More infos and broadcasting details here.

Motorsports, Athletics free to air on satellite TV

Althought the most famous motorsport event, Formula 1, is provided by Sky Germany, Eurosport covers a lot of other great motorsport events free-to-air. World Rally Championship, Le Mans 24 Hours andLe Mans Series, World Touring Car Championship, International Formula Master, Seat Leon Eurocup, MotoGP, Superbike World Championship are live and free on Eurosport.

Eurosport has rights and covers free-to-air all main athletics events together with ARD/ZDF including World and European Athletics Championships and European Cup.

Olympics 2022 and 2024 on Free TV

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced tha all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2018–2024 period have been awarded to Eurosport. The agreement covers the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, and the Games of the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020, as well as the Olympic Games in 2022 and 2024, the host cities of which have yet to be elected. 

Sport1 – Free-to-air sport channel in Germany

Sport1 is a privately owned commercial German television channel and broadcasts from the Astra 1H, 1M, 3A 19.2°E satellite position as a FTA (free-to-air) channel and is uplinked by SES Platform Services. 

Sport1 is main source for FTA sport on TV in Germany and with constantly bidding for new sport rights they are trying to concurate the other Pay-TV broadcasters.

Sport 1 has acquired a three-year package of UEFA European League TV rights starting in season 2015/2016. Sport1 will cover one game of Europa League per week live on TV, as a live stream on sport1.de and on its digital sports radio. Sport 1 also covers 2. Bundesliga match Mondays and a lot of  top friendly matches during sommer and winter pause.

Sport 1 covers all main handball events in Germany except Velux EHF Champions League, which is provided by Sky Germany. Sport 1 TV rights include: Handball Bundesliga, DHB-Pokal, All Star Game and Supercup, Germany national team matches and both World Men’s and Women’s Handball Championships.

Sport 1 is german’s leading basketball TV broadcaster. Their basketball TV rights include: Beko BBL Bundesliga (1 match per week), Euroleague and FIBA World Men’s and Women’s Championship.

Sport 1 has also exclusive TV rights for: Rugby Six Nations, CEV Champions League. Together with other broadcasters Sport 1 also covers: World Rally Championship, DTM, Formula 3 Euroseries, Golf European Tour and some tennis World ATP tournaments.

ARD, ZDF, Servus TV Free-to-air sport program

ARD is a joint organisation of Germany’s regional public-service and world’s largest public broadcaster, with a budget of €6.3 billion and 23,000 employees. The main television channels of the ARD are the nationwide Das Erste and seven regional channels operated by the different regional broadcasting institutions. All ARD channels are available as a free-to-air TV’s on 19.2E satellite position.

Together with ZDF, ARD covers FIFA World Cup through 2022, European Football Championships in 2016, Germany National Team friendly matches, Olympic Games 2016, America’s Cup, Winter sports, main World athletics events and and shows also DFB-Pokal matches together Sky Germany.

This season ARD has exlusively TV rights for both Borussia Dortmund matches in UEFA Europa League playoffs and Eurobasket 2015.

ZDF, Second German Television, is a public-service television broadcaster based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. ZDF is available free-to-air throughout Europe on Astra 19.2°E and Hot Bird 13°E.

Together with ARD, ZDF covers FIFA World Cup through 2022, European Football Championships in 2016, Germany National Team friendly matches, Olympic Games 2016, America’s Cup, Winter sports, main world athletics events and and shows also UEFA Champions League Wednesday match as a free-to-air TV broadcasters.

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ZDF has exlusive TV rights and covers Gerry Weber Open in Halle as a part of ATP World Series.

Servus TV is a TV station based in Wals-Siezenheim in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The station started terrestrial transmissions in Berlin in December 2011 and in Hamburg in June 2014. Servus TV is available via terrestrial transmission in Austria, southern Germany and in the German cities Berlin and Hamburg, as well as Europe-wide from the Astra 19.2°E satellite constellation.

Servus TV has exclusive TV rights for season 2015/2016 on German Hockey League (DEL) and covers Sundays night match live and free-to-air. 

Prosieben Maxx and Sat 1 are a privately owned German television broadcasting stations, currently a part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group.

American Football satellite TV Schedule

Prosieben Maxx and Sat 1 are both free-to-air channels and are available via Astra 19.2°E satellite position or on cable networks of: Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia Kabel, Tele Columbus, Primacom and NetCologne.

Prosieben MAXX and Sat.1 will cover 50 matches live, and bring American football (NFL) live on free-to-air TV, online and on mobile devices in Germany.