DFL announces tender for interactive entertainment licensing rights

DFL Sports Enterprises announces a tender for interactive entertainment products for the Bundesliga (first division) and Bundesliga 2 (second division) licensing rights.

On behalf of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga e.V. and DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, DFL Sports Enterprises GmbH will issue a tender for interactive entertainment products starting from the 2018/19 season. In this tender licenses in the categories Match Simulation, a game simulating a football match, E-Sport, an official competition of players and/or teams competing in a Match Simulation, and Manager Simulation, a game simulating the tasks of a club manager, will be offered.

Right packages in the categories Match Simulation and Manager Simulation offer interested companies the opportunity to obtain licenses across all platforms. A license for the category E-Sport can only be acquired together with a Match Simulation license.

Companies interested in bidding for the rights packages can register for the tender process from today until March 27, 2017. The registration form can be downloaded at http://www.bundesliga.de/tender-interactive-games.

According to the provisional schedule, DFL Sports Enterprises GmbH will send a procedure letter to suitable companies registered properly and in time by the start of April 2017. Among other information, the letter includes the subsequent schedule and the rules of the tender process. It is further planned to provide those interested parties that meet the requirements of the procedure letter with the tender documents by the end of April. These documents detail the exact scope and content of the rights packages.