Deutsche Telekom and the German soccer league have reached an agreement on the use of the license for the next three seasons: Deutsche Telekom will make consistent use of its rights to create an excellent range of IPTV-based soccer programming for the fans. Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), the German soccer league, accepts Deutsche Telekom's view of the legal situation, that the rights the company has acquired includes cable, terrestrial and satellite transmission. Deutsche Telekom will not use these secondary rights, however. Deutsche Telekom and DFL therefore held negotiations, the result of which is a decrease in the license fee to reflect the fact that Deutsche Telekom does not make full use of its rights. Deutsche Telekom will be a premium partner of the German soccer league from the start of the 2006/2007 season. In a visual display of this partnership, the company's logo will be printed on the sleeves of the jerseys of the 36 clubs of the first and second German soccer leagues, for example, as well as on the substitution boards. In addition, Deutsche Telekom has an option to continue its sponsorship of the league, initially for the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 seasons, with a further extension option. Deutsche Telekom has therefore sealed its cooperation with the DFL for the long term.