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Bundesliga games in Spanish-language moving from GolTV

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)

 

SEE MORE: Schedule of Bundesliga games on US TV and streaming

 

Ed Perovic is the publisher of soccertvblog.com – a source for schedules and US TV information for major European Leagues and International competitions.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. DiRT

    August 18, 2017 at 5:05 am

    What is GolTV filling the spots with instead?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Infomercials, reruns and coverage of the Primeira Liga (not necessarily in that order).

      • NaBUru38

        August 31, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        http://usa.goltv.tv/es/tv/horarios

        GolTV also airs the Brazilian, Uruguayan and Venezuelan leagues, plus the Liga Ascenso MX and some European domestic cups.

        Speaking of which, Uruguayan journalist Alejandro Figueredo (Teledoce, GolTV Latinoamérica) will move to Miami in a few weeks to join the GolTV North America staff.

  2. Miguel

    August 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Gaffer:

    I’m disappointed in Univision, the claim is no air time because of horrendous liga mx (I’m Mexican and I don’t like it one bit) but they now sub-license Bundesliga but no time for Erevidisie?

    • Christopher Harris

      August 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Bundesliga matches are going to generate more viewers than Eredivisie. The Dutch league is frustrating for soccer fans in the US. No coverage, and there doesn’t appear to be a solution anytime soon unfortunately.

    • Vsqz

      August 18, 2017 at 7:54 am

      So you want them to air a less popular league that gets FAR less ratings than Liga MX and less than the Bundesliga because Miguel from WST wants to watch it? Good lord some on this site act like the networks are soccer charities that should bring air time because a few people want to watch a certain league.

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