Bundesliga fans feel very left out. Bundesliga coverage actually dropped off late in the season as GolTV US cut back from two games a week, to just one most weeks to save money. If you as me, the Bundesliga is one of the most exciting European leagues to watch. There are full stadiums, loud crowds and lots of goals. Plus, it has now passed the Serie A to become the 3rd best football league in Europe. According to Statistics Canada 10.18% of Canadians consider their ethnic orgin to be German. That puts it only behind English, Scottish, French and Irish. On top of that Germany is a major economic hub in Europe. Canadian Sports Media BlogWe have a problem in general with Bundesliga broadcasts in Canada. When the Bundesliga first appeared in Canada it was broadcast on FOX Sports, which then became the FOX Soccer Channel in the US. The Bundesliga was gone until Gol.tv appeared on the scene.
Sportsnet East, West and World, does a pretty good job of broadcasting the Barclays Premier League, Champions League and selected international games. Since the Bundesliga is so popular in Canada and the competition, in my opinion, is second to none, it would be nice if our multitude of sports channels gave it a little spot on Saturdays and Sundays.
The German National side rates among the top sides in the world. The team is manned with players from both FC Bayern Muenchen and Borusssia Dortmund, among others. The league doesn't have to take a backseat to the other European leagues. Week after week it presents superb soccer.
The Bundesliga deserves a place among the top leagues in Europe and one of Canada's sports channels should carry it. The league and the fans deserve it.