At last, at last, the 2014/2015 Bundesliga season is underway !!! What we fans all over the world have been waiting for — actual matches from the most interesting and fan-friendly football league in the world, with new additions like Xabi Alonso and old friends such as Shinji Kagawa returning to the league.
Alas, for most American fans, the joy of a new Bundesliga season following this summer’s display of German footballing excellence at the World Cup is tempered by the fact that the Bundesliga’s licensed TV provider in the U.S.. GolTV, has become over the last few years unavailable to many, many Bundesliga fans across the massive nation. GolTV has lost its berth on the major satellite networks, DirecTV and DISH network, along with many regional cable TV providers. Frequently, Bundesliga fans have had to resort to illegal, unreliable live streams or just suffer to feed their hunger for live Bundesliga matches week after week over the last few years.
BUT NO MORE !!!
Beginning September 1st, a new licensing agreement between GolTV and KlowdTv of Alexandria, Virginia went into effect that allows live- streaming of all GolTV programming, in English and Spanish, to desktop and mobile devices. KlowdTV will also have native Chromecast and AppleTV integration to allow you to watch Bundesliga on your TV with a simple click of a button!. What this means for American-based fans of the Bundesliga is that they will be able once again to view live, legally licensed GolTV content (along with that of other networks) and get their fix of Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Hamburg and the other Bundesliga clubs each matchday in HD quality for a cost similar to a Netflix subscription. Also included in that price is top-level live MMA, sports news, and adventure sports.
Bill O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer, stated
We are extremely excited to bring Bundesliga action back to the devoted fans in the United States, especially in HD quality. We are happy and grateful that the Bundesliga Fanatic, the established English language voice of German football, is helping to raise awareness of the KlowdTV programming lineup.”
On MatchDay One, GolTV broadcast live Friday’s Bayern-Wolfsburg match, Saturday’s Schalke-Hannover and BvB-Baeyr Leverkusen matches, and Sunday’s doubleheader featuring Paderborn-Mainz and Gladbach-Stuttgart. Additionally, GolTV replays these matchups during the week, along with a Bundesliga preview show and the Hallo Bundesliga production. There is also a great deal of other quality football available only on GolTV in the U.S. Scrolling through the network’s programming schedule over the next weeks, GolTV provided feature matches from the top domestic leagues of Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, the Netherlands and Uruguay, along with weekly games from Mexico’s Liga Asensco.
For many of us, the opportunity to watch live, licensed Bundesliga action each weekend on our PCs or on the go for a reasonable price is manna from heaven.
Check out the klowdtv site for more details. Happy days are here again. Enjoy.