Sky and BBC pick up TV rights for FA WSL


Aug 18, 2007
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Sky are buying the TV rights to the Women's Super League starting next season. The BBC will continue to get one live match post week, Sky will have two. It will be worth around £8m per season to the women's game, which is a huge deal for the teams.

The money will go partly to development projects, including better training/pay for the referees, and partly to the WSL and Championships clubs. Amongst other things they're looking at helping clubs with upgrading their pitches and buying pitch covers to reduce the numbers of postponed matches.

Good news from my point of view, I prefer Sky's coverage. The non-Sky matches will continue to be available on FA player in the UK. I'm assuming the contract won't effect overseas access.