FC Bayern Munich is not only the record champion, but also the undisputed series champion. Munich were allowed to lift the championship trophy 32 times, most recently an incredible ten times in a row. Borussia Dortmund again has the greatest ambitions to challenge FCB for its subscription to the title in the upcoming season. But the rest of the league also promises excitement, because with Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 two real Bundesliga traditional clubs are back in Germany's top division. So football fans are there all season long.
For several years, the reigning champion has opened the new season on Friday evening. This year fans can look forward to a real highlight, as the sensational Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt welcomes FC Bayern. Germany's World Cup hero from 2014, Mario Götze (30), is also on the pitch. The newcomer to Eintracht should do everything possible to leave a scent mark with his former employer. Football fans can be there on Friday evening from 8:30 p.m. on Sat.1 and in the free live stream from ran.de as well as via the sports streaming provider DAZN.
DAZN holds the rights to the Friday and Sunday games, Sky shows all games on Saturday and the so-called English weeks, i.e. game days that do not take place at the weekend but on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sat.1 also gets a small part of the cake, which, in addition to the opening game between Frankfurt and Bayern, also broadcasts one game on the 15th and 16th matchday. At the end of the season, the relegation matches for the first and second Bundesliga can also be seen on Sat.1.
As usual, Das Erste always shows the highlights of the Friday and Saturday games on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. in the "Sportschau", while the summaries can be seen on ZDF in the "Aktuelle Sportstudio" on Saturday evening from 11 p.m. Sport1 also shows the highlights from Friday and Saturday on Sundays. Free clips from the weekend will be available on the ARD, ZDF and Sport1 platforms from Monday.
If you want to keep the option open to watch all Bundesliga games live, you need both a DAZN and a Sky subscription. If you book DAZN monthly, you pay 29.99 euros every 30 days. Fans can save a bit by taking out an annual subscription right away, then the monthly costs amount to 24.99 euros. A Sky Bundesliga subscription costs 20 euros per month - but only in the first year, after that the pay-TV broadcaster requires 32 euros per month for its offer.