FOX Sports embarks on its inaugural season as the U.S. home to the Bundesliga, Germany’s top professional soccer league, on Friday, Aug. 14, expanding its multi-platform domestic coverage to unprecedented levels. More than 300 regular-season matches are scheduled for live television or streaming in the U.S. for the first time ever, more than double past years, including 58 slated for FOX Sports 1.
The Bundesliga season consists of 306 matches played from August to May. In addition to the 58 games telecast on FOX Sports 1, 60 are earmarked for FOX Sports 2, and 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 FOXSoccer.com as well as the FOX Sports GO mobile app. All FOX Soccer Plus matches are being streamed on the FOX Soccer 2 GO app.
Editor’s note to cord cutters: Every single game of the Bundesliga will be available live and on-demand via FOX Soccer 2GO.
“The Bundesliga is on the cusp of exponential growth here in the United States and throughout the world,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, 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 unrivaled leader in televised soccer in America.”
The first round of the Bundesliga season features six matches, officially kicking off on Friday, Aug. 14 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, FOXSports.com and via FOX Sports’ YouTube channel, with pregame coverage beginning at 2:00 PM ET. While Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund are also in action Week 1, last season’s league runner-up Wolfsburg faces off against Eintracht Frankfurt on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, Aug. 16 with pregame coverage beginning at 9:00 AM ET.
SEE MORE: View the Bundesliga TV schedule for soccer fans in the USA.
Round 2 on Saturday, Aug. 22 is highlighted by a FOX Sports 1 doubleheader beginning with Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich at 9:30 AM ET, followed by Hamburg vs. Stuttgart at 12:30 PM ET. Wolfsburg takes the field in a Round 3 match on Friday, Aug. 28 (2:30 PM ET), battling Schalke on FOX Sports 1, while FOX Sports 2’s big matchup of the weekend has Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen squaring off Saturday, Aug. 29, at 12:25 PM ET. The complete schedule through the first seven weeks accompanies this release. The remaining schedule is released as the season progresses.
The Bundesliga season warms up with the German Super Cup Saturday, Aug. 1 on FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and live streamed at FOXSoccer.com. The match features the winners of last season’s league championship, Bayern Munich, and Wolfsburg, winners of the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s domestic cup competition. An encore presentation of the German Super Cup airs at 10:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 2.