FOX Sports officially announces Bundesliga TV coverage plans

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The wait is finally over. FOX Sports has announced its coverage plans for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, its first of a 5-year deal that FOX has signed with the top flight German league.

After many fans of German soccer expressed their outrage across the web and social media about, first, FOX’s lack of communication about its Bundesliga plans, and then FOX’s preliminary plans for Bundesliga TV coverage, we can reveal that FOX Sports certainly heard those complaints and made several last minute changes to its schedule.

Those last minute changes were:

• Moving games from FOX Soccer Plus to FOX Sports 2, including the season opener (as we reported last night),

• Moving several games to FOX Sports 1 (which weren’t originally listed on FOX’s own Bundeslga TV schedule on its website), and

• Adding a free YouTube stream of the season opener (as reported by the Philly website).

The excellent news for soccer fans in the United States is that your voices have been heard, and FOX Sports has reacted to the uproar by changing its programming schedules from the official TV listings that were leaked to World Soccer Talk on July 22.

Also, as we revealed earlier this week, Ian Joy has been hired by FOX Sports and will be the presenter of the Bundesliga coverage, alongside Eric Wynalda.

Altogether, according to the Philly website,  the plan is for FOX Sports 1 to show 58 live games, FOX Sports 2 to show 60 and Fox Deportes to show 105 in Spanish.

FOX Sports will use the world-feed for commentaries, which is excellent news — particularly for fans of announcer Alan Fountain and others.

In terms of the coverage of the league, FOX Soccer 2GO remains the best option to be able to guarantee that you’ll be able to watch every game either live or on-demand to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

SEE MORE — SportsNet acquires Bundesliga TV rights in Canada.

The TV schedule for the opening weeks of the Bundesliga season is as follows:

Friday, August 14

Bayern Munich vs Hamburg, 2:30pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Net, FOX Deportes, YouTube and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, August 15

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim, 9:30am, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO
Werder Bremen vs Schalke, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Augsburg vs Hertha Berlin, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Mainz vs Ingolstadt, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Darmstadt vs Hannover, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach, 12:30pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO

Sunday, August 16

Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Stuttgart vs Cologne, 11:30am, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO

Friday, August 21

Hertha Berlin vs Werder Bremen, 2:30pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, August 22

Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Cologne vs Wolfsburg, 9:30am, FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO
Frankfurt vs Augsburg, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Schalke vs Darmstadt, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Hannover vs Bayer Leverkusen, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Hamburg vs Stuttgart, 12:30pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO

SEE MORE — Listen to our exclusive interview with Toby Charles from ‘Soccer Made in Germany’

Sunday, August 23

Ingolstadt vs Borussia Dortmund, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mainz, 11:30am, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO

Friday, August 28

Wolfsburg vs Schalke, 2:30pm, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, August 29

Stuttgart vs Frankfurt, 9:30am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Mainz vs Hannover, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Cologne vs Hamburg, 9:30am, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO
Augsburg vs Ingolstadt, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Darmstadt vs Hoffenheim, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen, 12:30pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO

Sunday, August 30

Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Werder Bremen vs Borussia Monchengladbach, 11:30am, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes and FOX Soccer 2GO

Friday, September 11

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hamburg, 2:30pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, September 12

Bayern Munich vs Augsburg, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Bayer Leverkusen vs Darmstadt, 9:30am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Hannover vs Borussia Dortmund, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Hertha Berlin vs Stuttgart, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Ingolstadt vs Wolfsburg, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Frankfurt vs Cologne, 12:30pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO

Sunday, September 13

Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Schalke vs Mainz, 11:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO

Friday, September 18

Mainz vs Hoffenheim, 2:30pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, September 19

SV Darmstadt 98 vs Bayern Munich, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin, 9:30am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Cologne vs Borussia Monchengladbach, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Hamburg vs Frankfurt, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Werder Bremen vs Ingolstadt, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Stuttgart vs Schalke, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO

Sunday, September 20

Stuttgart vs Schalke, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen, 11:30am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Augsburg vs Hannover, 11:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO

SEE MORE — Bundesliga is excited and ready to help FOX Sports TV coverage.

Tuesday, September 22

Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg, 2pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Darmstadt vs Werder Bremen, 2pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Hertha Berlin vs Cologne, 2pm, FOX Soccer 2GO
Ingolstadt vs Hamburg, 2pm, FOX Soccer 2GO

Wednesday, September 23

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Augsburg, 2pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Schalke vs Frankfurt, 2pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz, 2pm, FOX Soccer 2GO
Hannover vs Stuttgart, 2pm, FOX Soccer 2GO
Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund, 2pm, FOX Soccer 2GO

Friday, September 25

Cologne vs Ingolstadt, 2:30pm, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO

Saturday, September 26

Mainz vs Bayern Munich, 9:30am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Stuttgart vs Borussia Monchengladbach, 9:30am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2GO
Wolfsburg vs Hannover, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Augsburg vs Hoffenheim, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO
Hamburg vs Schalke, 9:30am, FOX Soccer 2GO

Sunday, September 27

Frankfurt vs Hertha Berlin, 9:30am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2GO
Borussia Dortmund vs Darmstadt, 11:30am, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2GO

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