November 9 – CBS Sports has expanded its football broadcast rights portfolio with the acquisition of the rights to the English Women’s Super League in a two-season deal.
The American broadcaster and the English FA announced the multiyear deal with WSL matches to be broadcast on Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network in both the 2022/23 and 2023/24 seasons.
“The Barclays FA Women’s Super League features some of the most recognizable soccer brands in the world and is an excellent addition to CBS Sports’ premium soccer portfolio,” said CBS Sports executive vice president programming Dan Weinberg. “We look forward to bringing the exciting action of the BFAWSL to fans across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network. With our wide array of soccer properties and robust year-round match coverage, we are a must-have for soccer fans.”
The league was launched in 2011 and has developed into one of the best in Europe in the past decade, attracting stars from around the world. Chelsea, who reached the Champions League final last season, are the defending champions.
“We are delighted to be partnering with CBS Sports for the next two seasons and are looking forward to the coverage they beam to households across the United States,” said the FA’s head of broadcast and media rights James Ralley. “Their delivery of soccer, whether men’s or women’s, is of the highest quality and their reputation within the industry is one that is growing rapidly. We look forward to working with them over the next few years.”
CBS is already a rights holder for the Women’s World Cup qualifying in Europe, Concacaf Women’s World Cup qualifiers and Women’s Nations League, and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
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