BT Sport has revealed the FA Women’s Super League matches it’ll be showing live and exclusive in 2013.
Five top matches, including the Continental Cup Final will be exclusively broadcast on BT Sport’s TV channels and streamed online via the BT Sport app. The WSL will kick off on August 3, between Liverpool Ladies and Arsenal Ladies.
BT Sport is a founding partner of the new WSL which has seen the league split into two divisions for the first time.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to BT SportSimon Green, director of BT Sport says: “Fans of the FA WSL will be delighted with the tremendous line-up of exclusively live matches we’ve got in store at BT Sport.
“The high profile coverage of England at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 competition in Sweden is sure to further increase the awareness and appreciation for the women’s game in the UK. We believe the FA WSL can develop and grow significantly in the next few years and we hope that we’ll be able to advance that process with some stimulating and top quality live coverage.”
Kelly Simmons, director of Women’s Football at The FA adds: “We are delighted to start working with BT Sport on our live FA WSL coverage, the plans in place are very exciting and we are all looking forward to the return of season three post-Euro 2013, with a strong selection of live matches.”
In addition to the FA WSL, it has acquired rights for the England Women’s Senior Team and the FA Women’s Cup. Clare Balding has signed on as a co-presenter for BT Sport and will host a weekly magazine show focussing on women in sport. As well as taking at look at FA WSL coverage, the programme will also focus on England Women’s Senior Team and the FA Women’s Cup and WTA tennis, which BT Sport has secured broadcast rights for.
The FA WSL 2013 fixtures are:
- Liverpool Ladies v Arsenal Ladies, August 3, KO 7pm
- Bristol Academy Women v Liverpool Ladies, August 10, KO 7.45pm
- Chelsea Ladies v Arsenal Ladies, August 29, KO 7.30pm
- Liverpool Ladies v Everton Ladies, September 12, KO 7.30pm
- Continental Cup Final, October 4, KO 7.30pm
BT Sport launches on August 1 and is available to BT Vision, BT YouView and Sky TV subscribers. Customers taking BT Broadband will get free access to BT Sport. A BT Broadband connection is required to take BT Vision or BT YouView anyway, but Sky TV customers who want free BT Sport will have to switch broadband provider to BT. Otherwise, Sky TV customers can choose to pay for BT Sport which costs £12/month for three channels or £15/month to get those same channels in HD.