FOX Sports readies inaugural Bundesliga coverage


Michelle Clancy

| 31 July 2015

FOX Sports is gearing up to kick off its inaugural season as the US home to the Bundesliga, Germany's top professional football league, on 14 August.

The pay-TV network group will show more than 300 regular season matches via live television or streaming, more than double past years, including 58 matches slated for FOX Sports 1.

The Bundesliga season will comprise 306 matches played from August to May with 58 games telecast on FOX Sports and 60 earmarked for FOX Sports 2, with the remainder offered via FOX Soccer Plus. On the Spanish-language side, FOX Deportes is set to televise 105 matches. Additionally, every game televised on FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2 is being streamed live on desktop computers via as well as the FOX Sports GO mobile app. All FOX Soccer Plus matches are being streamed on the FOX Soccer 2 GO app.

"The Bundesliga is on the cusp of exponential growth here in the United States and throughout the world," said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP of programming, research and content strategy. "We are thrilled to make every game from this world-class European league available on FOX Sports outlets, bolstering our position as the unrivalled leader in televised soccer in America."

The first round of the Bundesliga season features six matches, beginning with defending champion Bayern Munich taking on Hamburg. In a special telecast, the match is being offered on FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Sports 2, and via FOX Sports' YouTube channel, with pre-game coverage