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BT Sport to air top-tier live football again as Bundesliga returns

By 12th May 2020 No Comments

Live football returns to UK screens at the weekend on BT Sport.

BT Sport has revealed details of its Bundesliga coverage as it returns this weekend.

The broadcaster will exclusively cover the matches live in the UK, screening nine Bundesliga matches this weekend (Saturday 16 May-Monday 18 May).

It will then broadcast every match for the rest of the season, with at least one per weekend available in 4K UHD on BT Sport Ultimate.

BT Sport’s coverage will be presented live from the BT Sport Studio, with contributions from home by guests and commentators.

Coverage will start on Saturday from 2pm with James Richardson and Raphael Honigstein joined from home by former Bayern Munich and England midfielder, Owen Hargreaves.

On Sunday, action will start at 2.15pm, led by Lynsey Hipgrave and Honigstein from the studio, with Hargreaves from home.

Live games will be broadcast on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 3 across Saturday and Sunday, with over five hours of live coverage on both days.

Alongside the live games BT Sport is screening the Bundesliga Goals Show, with all the goals as they happen, from every Saturday Bundesliga game. The first show kicks off on BT Sport Extra 3 from 2.30pm on May 16.

On top of this, BT Sport is scheduling additional Bundesliga programming to help fans catch up with the season to date, enjoy classic moments, and get to know the league’s key players.

Jadon Sancho: The Story So Far: BT Sport takes a look at the rapid rise of Jadon Sancho, one of football’s hottest prospects. From street football in South London to playing in Europe’s elite club competition, the UEFA Champions League. (Friday May 15 at 3pm on BT Sport 1 & Saturday May 16 at 1.30pm on BT Sport 1)
Bundesliga Special – Alphonso Davies: An in-depth look at Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies, deemed by many as the league’s breakout star of the season, and who is tipped to become the best left-back in the world. (BT Sport 2, Friday May 15, 10.30am).
The Football’s Not On: A Bundesliga special of the BT Sport show which takes a comedic look at football, with Ian Stone alongside Ivo Graham, Ben Bailey-Smith and German comedian Christian Schulte-Loh. (Friday May 15, 9pm, BT Sport 1).
UEFA Champions League Goals Show Retro: James Richardson, plus contributors Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens, recreate one of BT Sport’s most popular shows, The Goals Show. Normally to be found on UEFA Champions League match nights, this new show will relive classic UEFA Champions League matches, beginning with a classic from 1996/97 involving Borussia Dortmund. (Borussia Dortmund v Juventus, Sunday May 17, BT Sport 1, 7.15pm)
Bundesliga Review: airing all this week, each episode will explore a specific matchweek of the season to date. (Matchweek 25, the last round of games that took place before the league shutdown, is on BT Sport 1, Friday May 15 at 3pm).

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “It’s great news for BT Sport customers that this weekend our customers will be able to watch live football. We’re looking forward to bringing customers nine live football matches, including six live matches on Saturday afternoon, plus highlights, feature programmes and analysis.”

BT Sport’s live Bundesliga matches this weekend
16 May
Borussia Dortmund v Schalke
2pm, BT Sport 1
16 May
RB Leipzig v Freiburg
2pm, BT Sport 2
16 May
Hoffenheim v Hertha Berlin
2pm, BT Sport 3
16 May
Augsburg v Wolfsburg
2.30pm, BT Sport Extra 1
16 May
Fortuna Dusseldorf v Paderborn
2.30pm, BT Sport Extra 2
16 May
Bundesliga – Goals Show – Matchday 26
2.30pm, BT Sport Extra 3
16 May
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Monchengladbach
4.45pm, BT Sport 1 & 5.15pm, BT Sport Ultimate
17 May
Cologne v Mainz
2.15pm, BT Sport 1
17 May
Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
4.45pm, BT Sport 1
18 May
Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen
7.15pm, BT Sport 1


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