CBS Sports Gains Media Rights for Barclays FA Women’s Super League on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports and the English Football Association (the FA) has announced a multi-year deal for CBS Sports to become the exclusive U.S. English-language rights holder of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (BFAWSL), one of Europe’s top women’s soccer leagues. Matches will appear across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network, with coverage during the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 WSL 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,” says 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.”
CBS Sports will deliver 57 BFAWSL matches during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons. CBS Sports Network will air a select number of those matches exclusively, with the majority streaming on Paramount+.
“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,” says 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.”
The Barclays FA Women’s Super League features 12 clubs, including popular teams such as Manchester United and star players including Arsenal and U.S. Women’s National midfielder Tobin Heath and Chelsea star forward Sam Kerr, the all-time leading goalscorer in NWSL history.