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CBS Sports will be the official U.S. home of Barclays FA Women’s Super League. CBS Sports and the English Football Association announced a multiyear deal for CBS Sports to become the exclusive U.S. English-language rights holder of the FAWSL. Matches will appear across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network, with coverage during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 WSL seasons beginning in the summer of 2022.
Fans will be able to watch 57 WSL matches during both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. CBS Sports Network will air a select number of those matches exclusively, with the majority streaming on Paramount+.
“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 Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. “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 Barclays FA Women’s Super League was launched in 2011 as an eight team, semi-professional competition. Over the past decade the league has become fully professional and is now home to 12 clubs, and features stars from across the globe.
U.S. Women’s National midfielder Tobin Heath currently plays with Arsenal, and Australian star forward Sam Kerr, the all-time leading scorer in NWSL history, is playing with Chelsea. The WSL campaign runs from September through May, with Chelsea the current league title holders. Within the ten previous seasons, Chelsea have won the league title four times, Arsenal three times, Liverpool twice and Manchester City once.
“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 James Ralley, The Football Association’s Head of Broadcast and Media Rights. “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.”
Also home to the National Women’s Soccer League, the Barclays FA Women’s Super League is just the latest edition to women’s soccer programming available on CBS Sports platforms. CBS audiences and subscribers can access UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying, NWSL, The Women’s Cup, Concacaf women’s World Cup Qualifiers and women’s Nations League, and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup — which also serves as qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup.
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