Bayern Munich has announced they will be launching FC Bayern.tv live on February 27, 2017. The Rekordmeister will be the first German club to launch their own linear TV channel. It will broadcast reports on FC Bayern, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Bayern said in a statement Thursday.
Karl Heinz Rumenigge:
FC Bayern.tv live makes us the first German club with its own linear TV channel. We're proud to launch this channel in cooperation with our main partner Telekom. It's a new way to reach out to our many fans,
FC Bayern München AG Director of Media and Communication Stefan Mennerich added:
"FC Bayern.tv live is another, crucial element in our media mix. We'll offer Bayern fans background reports, talkshow formats, exclusive interviews and most notably live content. Carlo Ancelotti's team will be at the centre of attention, but we'll also report on the FC Bayern basketballers, our footballing women, the Bayern reserves, the youth teams and other sections."
FCBayern.tv will cost €5.95 ($6.30) per month. It will be free for all fans during it’s first week of availability. The channel will show live training sessions, replays of all first team matches and goals, live press conferences, live U-19 home matches, classic matches, live FC Bayern Basketball matches, and more.
It’s going to be great to see moments like when Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck scored in the last minute of extra time against Atletico Madrid to force a replay and to see Bayern’s win 4-0 win in the replay of the 1974 European Cup finals. Or when Patrik Andersson scored the tying goal (his only goal for Bayern Munich) against Hamburg on Matchday 34 of the 2000-01 Bundesliga season to help Bayern win the Meisterschale.
Not to mention more recent triumphs including when Oliver Kahn saved Mauricio Pellegrino’s penalty in the shoot-out to help Bayern win the 2001 UEFA Champions League or Arjen Robben’s heroics against Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 UEFA Champions League finals at Wembley.