Women’s Super League matches are set to be shown live on Sky Sports and BBC Sport for the next three years.
The announcement was made on Monday and means that even more Manchester United Women’s matches from 2021/22 to the 2023/24 campaign will be broadcast live in the UK.
The new deal will see up to 44 live games shown on Sky, with a minimum of 35 being screened. Meanwhile, BBC Sport will broadcast up to 22 live games and will show a minimum of 18 matches. Games not selected will continue to be streamed for free on the FA Player.
An official statement released by the WSL, described the new television package as a ‘landmark moment’ for the league, ‘with more visibility than ever before’.
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Kelly Simmons, FA director of the women’s professional game said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Sky Sports and to extend our relationship with the BBC as our domestic broadcast partners from the 2021/22 season in what is a game-changing agreement that will transform the WSL.
“Visibility and investment are such key factors in growing any women’s sport, and we are delighted that Sky Sports and the BBC have made a commitment to broadcast more live women’s football than we have ever seen before, while signifying its true value.”
Kathryn Swarbrick, FA director of commercial and marketing, added:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have secured this game-changing partnership with Sky Sports and the BBC that will support taking the women’s game to another level.
“Both broadcasters have a vision for women’s football that very much aligns with our own, and that was made clear during the tender process where they outlined some very exciting plans for showcasing the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. We are really looking forward to working with them.”