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-- German Football Stars Like Ribery, Schweinsteiger, Reus and Lewandowski Can Now Be Found on the League's First Official YouTube Channel -
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectacular scenes, great goals and funny videos: whether it is Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marco Reus or Robert Lewandowski – the stars of the Bundesliga (the German professional football league) will now come even closer to their fans with the league's official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/bundesliga). This new offering is the perfect complement to the existing media partnerships that allow all 209 FIFA members' states to watch the German professional football league.
"For me personally, the Bundesliga is one of the top leagues in Europe," said Franck Ribery, "European Footballer of the Year" for the Champions League winner FC Bayern Munich. "The unique atmosphere at the stadiums, the excitement and the footballing level are exceptional. Via YouTube even more fans all over the world now have the chance to experience that feeling. This is great!"
An in-house editorial team will produce new clips with English-speaking comments every day along with 20 different articles per week that are individually adapted for the fans in different countries. From the five most beautiful goals of the match day to historical scenes: the official YouTube channel offers the latest highlight scenes, comprehensive videos of German and international stars – and unforgettable moments from the touching Bundesliga history.
Stephen Nuttall, Senior Director, Sports, YouTube EMEA: "We're delighted to be able to offer Bundesliga highlights to YouTube's international football audience, who can now enjoy watching many of the world's best players from Germany's top division. YouTube is a destination for goals and highlights and this deal adds another top league to YouTube's football offer."
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