Bundesliga on Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports 2/Fox Sports Go Begins Next Friday

Fox Sports begins a new era with the Bundesliga next Friday, August 14. It signed a five-year contract back in 2013 and had to wait until Gol TV completed its deal to air Germany’s premier soccer league just last season. Under its rights, Fox will air all 306 league games on its various platforms, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes. Online, the FS1/FS2 games will be streamed on FoxSoccer.com as well as on the Fox Sports Go app. The Fox Soccer Plus games will be online at the subscription-based Fox Soccer 2 Go app.

The breakdown will be as follows:

Fox Sports 1 — 58 games
Fox Sports 2 — 60 games
Fox Soccer Plus — 188 games
Fox Deportes — 105 games

Former beIN Sports host Ian Joy will be Fox Sports’ main point man for the Bundesliga as he’ll be the studio host. Eric Wynalda who played in Germany will be part of a rotation of studio analysts. Fox will utilize the Bundesliga world feed just like it did when it had the English Premier League.

Here’s the schedule and breakdown of networks for the first seven weeks:

FOX SPORTS 2015-16 BUNDESLIGA SCHEDULE

All Times Eastern
Subject to Change

Round 1
Date Time Home Away Network
Fri   8/14 2:00 PM Pregame FSN, FOX Sports 2
Fri   8/14 2:30 PM Bayern Munich Hamburg FSN, FS2, FOX Deportes
Sat  8/15 9:25 AM Bayer Leverkusen Hoffenheim FS2, FOX Deportes
Sat  8/15 9:25 AM Werder Bremen Schalke FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  8/15 12:25 PM Borussia Dortmund Borussia M’gladbach FOX Sports 2
Sun 8/16 9:00 AM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Sun 8/16 9:30 AM Wolfsburg Eintracht Frankfurt FOX Sports 1
Sun 8/16 11:25 AM Stuttgart Koln Plus, FOX Deportes
Round 2
Date Time Home Away Network
Fri   8/21 2:25 PM Hertha Berlin Werder Bremen FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  8/22 9:00 AM Pregame FS1, FS2, Plus
Sat  8/22 9:30 AM Hoffenheim Bayern Munich FOX Sports 1
Sat  8/22 9:30 AM Koln Wolfsburg FS2, FOX Deportes
Sat  8/22 9:30 AM Eintracht Frankfurt Augsburg FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  8/22 11:30 AM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Sat  8/22 12:30 PM Hamburg Stuttgart FOX Sports 1
Sun 8/23 9:00 AM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Sun 8/23 9:30 AM Ingolstadt Borussia Dortmund FS1, FOX Deportes
Sun 8/23 11:25 AM Borussia M’gladbach Mainz FS2, FOX Deportes
Round 3
Date Time Home Away Network
Fri   8/28 2:00 PM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Fri   8/28 2:30 PM Wolfsburg Schalke FS1, FOX Deportes
Sat  8/29 9:25 AM Stuttgart Eintracht Frankfurt FOX Sports 2
Sat  8/29 9:25 AM Mainz Hannover FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  8/29 9:25 AM Koln Hamburg FOX Deportes
Sat  8/29 12:25 PM Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen FOX Sports 2
Sun 8/30 9:25 AM Borussia Dortmund Hertha Berlin FOX Soccer Plus
Sun 8/30 11:25 AM Werder Bremen Borussia M’gladbach Plus, FOX Deportes
Round 4
Date Time Home Away Network
Fri   9/11 2:00 PM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Fri   9/11 2:30 PM Borussia M’gladbach Hamburg FOX Sports 1
Sat  9/12 9:00 AM Pregame FS1, FS2
Sat  9/12 9:30 AM Bayern Munich Augsburg FOX Sports 1
Sat  9/12 9:30 AM Bayer Leverkusen Darmstadt FOX Sports 2
Sat  9/12 9:30 AM Hannover Borussia Dortmund FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  9/12 12:25 PM Eintracht Frankfurt Koln FOX Soccer Plus
Sun 9/13 9:00 AM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Sun 9/13 9:30 AM Hoffenheim Werder Bremen FOX Sports 1
Sun 9/13 11:30 AM Schalke Mainz FOX Sports 1
Round 5
Date Time Home Away Network
Fri   9/18 2:00 PM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Fri   9/18 2:30 PM Mainz Hoffenheim FOX Sports 1
Sat  9/19 9:00 AM Pregame FS1, FS2, Plus
Sat  9/19 9:30 AM Darmstadt Bayern Munich FOX Sports 1
Sat  9/19 9:30 AM Wolfsburg Hertha Berlin FOX Sports 2
Sat  9/19 9:30 AM Koln Borussia M’gladbach FOX Soccer Plus
Sun 9/20 9:00 AM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Sun 9/20 9:30 AM Stuttgart Schalke FOX Sports 1
Sun 9/20 11:25 AM Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen FOX Sports 2
Sun 9/20 11:25 AM Augsburg Hannover FOX Soccer Plus
Round 6
Date Time Home Away Network
Tue  9/22 1:30 PM Pregame FS1, Plus
Tue  9/22 2:00 PM Bayern Munich Wolfsburg FOX Sports 1
Tue  9/22 2:00 PM Darmstadt Werder Bremen FOX Soccer Plus
Wed 9/23 1:30 PM Pregame FS1, Plus
Wed 9/23 2:00 PM Borussia M’gladbach Augsburg FOX Sports 1
Wed 9/23 2:00 PM Schalke Eintracht Frankfurt FOX Soccer Plus
Round 7
Date Time Home Away Network
Fri   9/25 2:25 PM Koln Ingolstadt FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  9/26 9:25 AM Mainz Bayern Munich FOX Sports 2
Sat  9/26 9:25 AM Stuttgart Borussia M’gladbach FOX Soccer Plus
Sat  9/26 12:25 PM Hamburg Schalke FOX Sports 2
Sun 9/27 9:00 AM Pregame FOX Sports 1
Sun 9/27 9:30 AM Eintracht Frankfurt Hertha Berlin FOX Sports 1
Sun 9/27 11:25 AM Borussia Dortmund Darmstadt FOX Sports 2

Next Friday, Fox will offer an unprecedented simulcast of the 2015-16 Bundesliga season opener, Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg will be seen on Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports Net, Fox Deportes, FoxSports.com, Fox Sports Go and a special stream on Fox Sports’ YouTube channel.

And in Latin America, Asia and various European markets, Fox’s main entertainment channels as well as its sports networks will simulcast Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg. It’s a big deal for Fox and it all begins next Friday.

Ken Fang

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