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Sportsnet acquires Bundesliga TV, streaming rights in Canada

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Bundesliga fans in Canada finally know where they can watch the league.

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Ever since Fox announced that they had secured the rights to the Bundesliga in all of North America, Bundesliga fans in Canada have been wondering where they would be watching the league moving forward. Well, they now have their answer. Sportsnet has announced that they are sublicensing the Bundesliga's multiplatform rights from Fox Sports through the 2019-20 season.

The agreement includes rights to the "German Supercup, coverage of all 306 league matches (as well as the Bundesliga relegation playoffs) and highlight shows throughout the season, including the weekly Bundesliga Matchday."

In speaking with Dave Rowaan from SB Nation's Toronto FC blog Waking the Red about the deal, it does sound like deal, while not inexpensive for fans, will be a big upgrade over the previous one with Gol TV. "It is a win, since Gol is the worst."

Judging by their released schedule, it does appear that the majority of games will appear on Sportsnet World with the occasional broadcast on Sportsnet One or a regional Sportsnet channel.

Every game will be available online live and on demand via their live streaming service Sportsnet World Now. It is available through cable providers or on a separate subscription.

To our Canadian readers, how does this deal look to you moving forward?