GolTV Canada announced today that they will broadcast’s tomorrow’s derby match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund tomorrow. This is significant because the match isn’t on GolTV in America. In the past, GolTV Canada has only broadcast matches that are also broadcast on GolTV US. GolTV Canada won’t show the Bayern vs. Dortmund match live because it conflicts with two La Liga games, including a Barcelona game. GolTV’s Asif Hossain explains:
The final 30 minutes of the German giants’ clash would overlap into the start of the Barcelona-Zaragoza match, scheduled for 1:50 p.m. ET. GOL TV Canada has committed to provide live coverage of Barcelona and Real Madrid games (with the exception of Round 38, where the best matchup would take precedence), which makes this an unfortunate scheduling conflict
I voiced my opinion that GolTV should show more Bundesliga games, especially Bayern Munich games, in August. I have to applaud GolTV for taking a step in the right direction. There is no need for the cash strapped GolTV US to tie down GolTV Canada, which is owned by the wealthy Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment. I hope this is a sign of more Bundesliga games in the future, even if only on tape delay.