Much will be new when the UEFA Champions League group stage finally begins in this new season on 18 and 19 September: TSG will be participating for the first time. In future, the new standard kick-off time will be 21:00 CET, and during the group stage there will be a new kick-off time on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays with two matches at 18:55 CET.
Football fans can also expect new things on their TV screens: from this season on, the entire Champions League will only be shown on pay-TV in Germany for the first time. In that regard, Sky will in future remain the home of the UEFA Champions League on German television. As part of the Original Sky Konferenz, only Sky will be showing all of the matches and all of the goals from the entire competition live. Furthermore, Sky will broadcast one German team's match each evening, live and exclusive, including all of the German sides' decisive matches in the knock-out stages. As a result, Sky customers and users of Sky Ticket will experience the Champions League more exclusively than ever before this season.
Home match against Manchester City as a single game
TSG Hoffenheim supporters can also look forward to the absolute highlight of the new season on Sky. When the Champions League comes to Sinsheim for the first time on 2 October and TSG go up against English champions Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, Sky will be broadcasting the match live and exclusive. The rest of TSG's group stage matches can be seen subsequently as part of the Konferenz.
Besides a subscription to the Sky Sports package, fans can also experience events live using the Sky Ticket streaming service with flexible day, week, and month-long tickets without contractual obligation – bookable at skyticket.de.
More detailed information about the new UEFA Champions League on Sky can be found at sky.de/ucl.