As the new Bundesliga kicks off this weekend, soccer fans in the United States will see a change regarding the Spanish-language coverage of the German top-flight league.
While FOX Deportes will continue to show games as they have done in the past, GolTV will no longer be broadcasting Bundesliga games. Instead, Univision Deportes is in.
Similar to last season, FOX Sports will sublicense 3-4 matches per weekend to Univision Deportes each round.
In total, between FOX Sports, FOX Deportes and now Univision Deportes, the Bundesliga will more accessible than ever before. While it’s a plus for the Bundesliga on US TV, imagine what the TV ratings could have been on Univision if Chicharito had stayed at Bayer Leverkusen.
A note to streaming subscribers: In previous seasons where GolTV televised Bundesliga matches, those games were not allowed to be streamed via streaming networks. We’ll look into whether that same policy remains with the games on Univision Deportes since there are far more streaming companies that offer Univision Deportes than GolTV.
Here are the Bundesliga games that will be shown in Spanish-language this weekend:
This weekend sees the 2017-18 season begin with the following Spanish-language coverage available for viewers in the US:
Friday, August 18th:
Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 2:30pm, FOX Deportes and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
Saturday, August 19th:
Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund, 9:30am, Univision Deportes
Hamburg vs. Augsburg, 9:30am, FOX Deportes and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
Hoffenheim vs. Werder Bremen, 9:30am, shown on delay at 2:30pm via Univision Deportes
Schalke vs. Leipzig, 12:30pm, Univision Deportes
Sunday, August 20th:
Freiburg vs. Frankfurt, 9:30am, FOX Deportes and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Koln, FOX Deportes and fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
Ed Perovic is the publisher of soccertvblog.com – a source for schedules and US TV information for major European Leagues and International competitions.