BBC acquires Women’s World Cup 2019
March 6, 2017
The BBC has acquired the rights for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, and will broadcast extensive coverage of every game across TV, radio and online.
The announcement follows on from the success of the BBC’s coverage of the 2015 tournament in Canada, which saw England’s Lionesses reach the semi-finals.
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater says: “We’re delighted that the BBC will bring the biggest tournament in women’s football to the widest possible audience. Women’s football has grown significantly over the last few years and we are proud of the contribution we have made. France 2019 promises to be another fantastic showcase for the sport.”
FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura added: “The seventh edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 reached record-breaking numbers of TV viewers and social media clicks, underlining global interest in the world’s biggest single-sport event for women. As excitement grows around the eighth edition of the competition, we are delighted to work with the BBC to broadcast the ultimate event in women’s football to even greater audiences in the UK via the BBC’s TV, radio and digital platforms.”