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Fox Sports release 2015-16 Bundesliga television, streaming schedule

The earlier report was way off. Fox wins! Fox wins!

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Fox Sports has released their television and streaming plans for the 2015-16 Bundesliga season, and it's far better than that earlier report suggested. This is unquestionably the best broadcast package that the Bundesliga has ever had in the United States.

During Wednesday night's MLS All Star Game, Fox announced that the opening league game between Bayern Munich and Hamburg would be airing on Fox Sports 2 and all of their Fox Sports Net regional affiliates. The earlier reporting suggested that this match was set to be relegated to Fox Soccer Plus. Fox will also stream the game (Geoblocked for only US viewers) on their YouTube channel.

Now, Jonathan Tannenwald over at delivered the goods today with a full report straight from Fox on their Bundesliga plans for the upcoming season. They will broadcast 58 games on Fox Sports 1 this season. That comes out to just under 20% of all of the league's matches and nearly two every Matchday. Fox Sports 2 will carry 60 matches throughout the season, and Fox Deportes will air 105 matches. Other matches will air on Fox Soccer Plus live and on tape delay.

Fox will have pregame and halftime shows hosted by former St. Pauli defender Ian Joy alongside former Saarbrücken and US National Team forward Eric Wynalda. Other Fox personalities will be involved in the shows on a rotating basis. Wynalda in particular has been pushing for years for American networks to carry and discuss more Bundesliga football on the television. He is no doubt excited about this opportunity.

The earlier report from World Soccer Talk put such a damper on everyone's spirits that Fox would not be giving the Bundesliga it's due, but today's information shows that Fox will be treating the Bundesliga with the respect that the league is afforded.

Every single match will be streamed live and on demand at Yes, they do charge. You can sign up for $19.99 a month or $99.99 for the entire year. However, FoxSoccer2Go does have a lot to offer in addition to the Bundesliga including the Champions League and Europa League.

Here are Bayern's first seven games.

Date Home Away Channel Time
Friday, August 14 Bayern Munich Hamburg Fox Sports 2, Regional Affiliates, Fox Deportes, YouTube 2:30 PM ET
Saturday, August 22 Hoffenheim Bayern Munich Fox Sports 1 9:30 AM ET
Saturday, August 29 Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen Fox Sports 2 12:30 PM ET
Saturday, September 12 Bayern Munich Augsburg Fox Sports 1 9:30 AM ET
Saturday, September 19 Darmstadt Bayern Munich Fox Sports 1 9:30 AM ET
Tuesday, September 22 Bayern Munich Wolfsburg Fox Sports 1 2:00 PM ET
Saturday, September 26 Mainz Bayern Munich Fox Sports 2 9:30 AM ET

What are your thoughts on Fox's planned coverage of the Bundesliga? Still upset about it or have they completely changed your mind?

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