Fans of the game at large now have Frauen-Bundesliga coverage in the US. Thanks to ata football, a solid chunk of games from Germany’s top women’s flight.
Starting on Friday, Nov. 5, ata football features 34 matches through the rest of the season. This is the first time the Frauen-Bundesliga airs in the United States. Of course, it also represents the further growth of the women’s game outside of the United States. Now, the Frauen-Bundesliga joins the likes of the NWSL, Women’s Super League and the Women’s Champions League with relative ease in the United States.
Moreover, these club competitions align with the Women’s World Cup and the Olympics as popular women’s soccer events on air.
Traditionally, people think of the likes of Peacock, Paramount+, ESPN+ or beIN SPORTS for soccer viewership. ata football differs.
This service focuses entirely on the women’s game. Therefore, many women’s games from Europe or other parts of the world go through ata football. Unfortunately, the service is not free. Those interested can subscribe $6.99 with a monthly subscription. Or, it offers an annual subscription option that comes in at $4.99 per month.
Even then, the service is a must for any devout fan of the game. For instance, ata football airs 200 of the biggest matches in the women’s game. The range of coverage for the service includes the FA WSL (England), D1 Arkema (France), Primera Iberdrola (Spain) and Serie A (Italy). As you can see, some of the world’s biggest clubs play on ata football.
This new deal goes beyond just ata football, though. In addition to finding games on atafootball.com, nbcsports.com will also have certain Frauen-Bundesliga coverage in the US. ata football did not mention the quantity of games split.
ata football pulls in an estimated 3 million viewers on over 50,000 hours of live and recorded content. Now, that content includes another major women’s league in Europe
Frauen-Bundesliga coverage in the US
Olympique Lyon is likely the first women’s team in Europe people think of. The French side has the most Women’s Champions League titles, sitting at seven.
However, in terms of spread and titles based on country, Frauen-Bundesliga clubs top the list. Frankfurt has four women’s Champions League titles, Wolfsburg and Turbine Potsdam each have two and FCR Duisburg won in 2009.
Most of those teams consistently push for titles in the 12-team Frauen-Bundesliga. However, just like the men’s side, Bayern Munich now tops the league. Of course, Frankfurt, Wolfsburg and Potsdam all closely follow Bayern Munich.
If anything, this shows the depth of the league. The Frauen-Bundesliga is one of the best examples of the increased competition throughout Europe in the women’s game. Certainly, teams tend to go on title dynasties, but we could be on the verge of watching a new one form.
Frauen-Bundesliga coverage in the US starts this upcoming weekend on ata football. On Friday, Eintracht Frankfurt travels to Wolfsburg in a matchup of a combined six European crowns and 13 German titles. Kickoff is set for 2:15 p.m. ET
Then, on Saturday, league leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich take on mid-table side SGS Essen. Coverage is at 8 a.m. ET on ata football.
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