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Sky Sports sees record audience for WSL

A record number of pay-TV viewers tuned in to Sky Sports’ coverage of Liverpool v Chelsea on September 18th, peaking at 420,000 – a 56 per cent increase on last season’s WSL opener.Sky Sports Managing Director, Jonathan Licht, commented: “Great to see such an exciting start to the WSL season and we were delighted that […]

September 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports boosts WSL coverage

This season, Sky Sports will introduce multiple new features that it says will make this season’s Women’s Football schedule the most accessible yet, with opportunities to watch live, engage in new content and platforms to join the conversation. After a 171 per cent increase in viewing vs the 2020/21 season, the WSL returns on September […]

September 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Football officials’ audio to be broadcast on Sky Sports

For the first time in Sky Sports football history, a referee has worn a broadcast microphone up during a live match. Sky Sports followed the PGMOL officiating team during the Barclays FA WSL match Chelsea v Reading earlier this month. In exclusive footage that will be broadcast on Inside the WSL on April 21st at […]

April 20, 2022

Fast Studios to launch Women’s Sports Network

Fast Studios, the LA-based venture studio, has unveiled its plan to build the Women’s Sports Network — a free, ad-supported, 24/7 streaming destination where fans will find 100 per cent women’s sports content. The Women’s Sports Network has confirmed participation from several leading organisations including the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), US Ski and Snowboard […]

February 2, 2022

BBC, Sky extend strategic partnership

The BBC and Sky have renewed and expanded their long-term strategic partnership to further showcase the BBC’s brands and services on Sky’s TV products. The agreement will ensure that the BBC content is more prominent on Sky platforms by making it easier for Sky customers to find programmes on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. It […]

September 14, 2021

BBC reveals full Women’s Super League coverage

On the eve of the 2021-22 Women’s Super League starting, the BBC can confirm its full coverage plans across TV, radio and online for what is set to be a memorable season for the women’s game. This Saturday 4 September on BBC One, Everton v Manchester City at Goodison Park will become the first-ever women’s domestic […]

September 2, 2021

BT Sport to air WSL clash between West Ham and Man City

BT Sport has secured an additional Barclays FA Women’s Super League clash, between West Ham and Man City, to be shown on BT Sport Extra 2 on May 9th, on air from 2.30pm. It means BT Sport is the only place to follow the conclusion to the WSL title race live, with Chelsea’s final game […]

May 7, 2021

FUEL TV broadcasts the WSL Tour

FUEL TV will join the WSL Tour and broadcast pro surfing’s top 34 men and 17 women battle for glory in both familiar and off the beaten track waters around the vast continental country Down Under. After the pandemic put the cometition on hiatus, the World Surf League is set to return under a new […]

April 16, 2021

Sky, BBC score Women’s Super League

Sky Sports and the BBC have both announced three-year deals with the FA to show live matches from the Barclays Women’s Super League (BFAWSL), starting in September 2021. Sky Sports will be the primary broadcaster – picking up the rights from BT Sport – and will show at least 35 games per season, whilst the […]

March 22, 2021By Nik Roseveare

NENT acquires women’s football for Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has secured a comprehensive package of women’s top football for its streaming service Viaplay in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. As part of the deal, NENT Group will hold the exclusive rights to Women’s Super League (WSL) until the 2023/24-season. Furthermore, […]

March 8, 2021