If you haven’t noticed, we’ve added a pretty significant advertisement to our home page here at Team Handball News. Yes, incredibly German Handball Bundesliga matches are now available for viewing on your TV screen here in the U.S. via Dish Network’s “My Sports Germany” channel. I’ve been watching it for about a month and I am very happy with the product.
How happy you might ask? Well, for the first time in my life, I am Handball saturated. Yes, I’m living in America and I don’t have enough hours in a day to watch all the Handball recording on my DVR on a near daily basis. Contrast that to my complaints just a few years ago that I couldn’t watch handball at all. Or the old school days of watching the same grainy VCR tape over and over. How quaint. Now, no fewer than 5 matches are currently queued up waiting for me to find time to watch. Looks like I’m going to get more selective on what to watch: Wetzlar-Melsungen is just going to have to wait as marquee matches like Flensburg-Kiel or Hamburg-Berlin pop up.
I’ll be the first to tell you that a $27.99/month, the German Language package with Dish Network is a little pricier upgrade than say adding HBO or Cinemax. But, in the big scheme of things if you’re a handball fan that’s been starved for content it’s a total no-brainer to add this channel. If you add up the cost of a few restaurant trips and movie nights you’ll quickly see that paying a $1/day to watch the best Handball league from the comfort of your living room is still a good deal. If you’re a German speaker you’ll also be besides yourself silly with the other German language channels. And if you’re a soccer fan, how could you not like the opportunity to see every single first and second division match, every week. Heck, you can’t even do that in Germany.
So, am I 100% satisfied with this product? No, but only because it’s time to start moving the goal posts further back. It’s time to start the campaign for High Def and My Sports Spain for Liga Asobal action. Or why stop there? Where’s my Handball all the time, Fox Handball Plus channel with Champions League, Euro qualification matches and even oddities like Canada-US PANAM Games qualification, all in one place, 24/7?
Patience my friends, this too shall come to pass. And, you’ve heard this before—sooner than you think.