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FOX Sports makes important changes to Bundesliga TV schedule

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Bundesliga fans, your voices have been heard.

After German soccer fans expressed their disappointment on social media and this website regarding the original plans that FOX Sports had for its Bundesliga TV coverage, FOX Sports has made some changes.

FOX is expected to officially announce its coverage plans for the Bundesliga later on Thursday, but we can reveal that the season opener between Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg on August 14 has been moved from FOX Soccer Plus to FOX Sports 2 (as well as FOX Deportes). Plus, it appears that the Sunday, August 16 match between Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt has been moved to FOX Sports 1.

UPDATE: FOX SPORTS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES BUNDESLIGA TV COVERAGE PLANS.

While most of the Bundesliga matches in the opening three weeks of the season will be spread between FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Soccer 2Go, FOX Sports GO and some games on FOX Sports 1, the volume of games on FOX Sports 1 is expected to increase as the season progresses. Plus, there’s news regarding a game included on FOX Sports Net and on for free on YouTube.

We can also reveal that Ian Joy is expected to be officially announced as the host of FOX’s Bundesliga coverage.

The Bundesliga TV schedule for the opening weeks of the season has been updated (viewable via desktop/laptop computers only). Schedules are subject to change.

Hats off to the Bundesliga fans who voiced their anger at FOX’s original plans for Bundesliga coverage. It appears that FOX Sports has adapted to the opposition from fans and made some positive changes.

As soon as we have details from the official announcement, we’ll report them on this website.

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Jeremy

    July 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Now we just need Fox to fix FOX Sports GO App. This is worst of all streaming apps in the app store. I tweeted and posted about this before. I tried the app on Ipad, iPhone, Android and desktop and you get buffering not long into a match. The reviews in app store state the same issues. The website also has this issue. The watchESPN app no issues. My internet speed is over 100.

    • Daniel

      July 30, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      I haven’t had any issues with it lately.

    • CTBlues

      July 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      The Windows app and Android app have been awful for me lately. It has been freezing and saying I don’t have my location turned on when it was.

  2. CTBlues

    July 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I hate how the EPL and Bundesliga are basically on at the same time. The EPL is even going to start having games on Friday nights next season.

    • NaBUru38

      July 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Well, Europe spans few time zones. It’s impossible to stagger every match of the German, Italian, English and Spanish leagues, not to mention French, Dutch or Portuguese leagues.

      • CTBlues

        July 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        I understand that but is there a thing against playing games at 8pm or 9pm on weekends in Europe? La Liga seems to only have games that late.

        • Christopher Harris

          July 30, 2015 at 3:55 pm

          It used to be that the transportation late at night on a weekend was limited or poor. But I’m sure that’s better than it used to be.

        • Brian

          July 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

          One reason why EPL games are not played in the evenings on weekends is that it gives fans more time to drink before the game. Derby games are usually played early in the day for the same reason. I believe the police have a say in when games are scheduled, especially for derby games.

  3. Stand Down

    July 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    “Plus, there’s news regarding a game included on FOX Sports Net and on for free on YouTube.”

    What youtube channel is this? More games on youtube sounds like a good idea since unlike the SportsGo app, youtube is supported by Chromecast/Roku/Apple TV…etc.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Youtube.com/foxsoccer

  4. Cody

    July 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I called Comcast yesterday and asked if they had Fox Sports 2 on any tier of their packages. They said they have no plans to add it anytime soon.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

      It’s on a regional basis, so some Comcasts (mine, as one example) have FOX Sports 2. Others don’t. I would recommend to keep badgering Comcast to add it.

    • CTBlues

      July 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Do you live in a region that has a Fox Regional Sports network or a Comcast regional sports network?

      • Cody

        July 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

        i live in Tennessee. i don’t think we have a regional sports channel anymore.

    • David

      July 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      You are better off switching to Directv. Comcast takes forever to add, if they ever do, channels.

  5. cnl. onions

    July 30, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Did they really switch their schedule because of the original article/fan anger or was the article making false assumptions about preliminary schedules?

    • Christopher Harris

      July 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

      We were given leaked copies of the TV listings. Plus FOX’s own website had its schedule listed. There were some abrupt changes in the last 48 hours that weren’t reflected in either.

      Also, FOX deciding to stream the season opener on YouTube is a big change. That’s something the network has never done before.

      • Daniel

        July 30, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        Fox’s own website actually gets its info from TV listings. (Amazingly enough.) It’s not filled in internally. The games on FS1 were always supposed to be on FS1, they just hadn’t given the schedule to the TV listing people yet.

  6. Tim

    July 30, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I have been saying this for a while but switch over to DirecTV and you will not have to worry about any of this. You get all the soccer you can handle. May seem like a pain but its worth it.

  7. TiLoBrown

    July 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Well… looks like the “Bundesliga On Fox” on Twitter account may have actually worked a little

  8. Thyname

    July 30, 2015 at 7:04 am

    This is a good news indeed. It would be great if they showed most games on Deportes. Much bigger audience than FSP

    • FC Hollywood

      July 30, 2015 at 8:46 am

      FOX Deportes will have (almost) every Bundesliga match involving FC Hollywood (a.k.a Bayern Munich), en vivo y en directo.

      The egos running FOX will NOT allow Univision Deportes Network (UDN) to steal FOX’s thunder. (UDN will have FCB.TV content on Mondays and Thursdays, including full replays of Bundesliga and Champions League matches involving FC Hollywood.)

  9. Josh

    July 30, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Or maybe this was their plan along and they were just trolling us

  10. Borussia DortMan

    July 30, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Oh praise the footy gods! I expected FOXSports to eventually move a few games over to FS1 but I’m glad the first three weeks weren’t set in stone. One of the dominoes that set this move up was moving the NFL pregame show on FS1 to FOX so that lead it into the normal FOX pregame show that has been there for years. This freed up an hour for more potential Sunday games on FS1.

    I still have hope for a close title race which may create enough buzz for the network to put a few games on FOX after the winter break. I’m confident that Bayern will not have a cakewalk this year with Wolfsburg, Leverkusen, and Dortmund reinvigorated.

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