BT SPORT SET FOR THE NEW WOMEN’S FOOTBALL SEASON

Culture: September 5, 2019

 

BT Sport is set for its biggest season of women’s football yet, with more matches than ever before plus broadcasts from Premier League grounds which will be made available for all to watch for free.

This coming season, BT Sport will broadcast at least 30 live women’s football matches including the Lionesses, Barclays FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Continental League Cup and the Women’s FA Cup. Coverage also includes exclusively live broadcasts of the US National Women’s Soccer League, featuring stars from this summer’s USA winning squad.

BT Sport today confirms details of its first four live Barclays FA WSL matches. Opening its coverage will be the Manchester derby, live from the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 September on BT Sport 1.  Viewers can also look forward to a London derby played at the London Stadium, with West Ham United hosting Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 29 September also on BT Sport 1. Details of BT Sport’s initial selection of live matches (kick off times below, on BT Sport 1):

 

 

Sat 7 Sep

Manchester City v Manchester United

15:00

Sun 8 Sep

Arsenal v West Ham United

14:30

Mon 16 Sep

Manchester United v Arsenal

19:30

Sun 29 Sep

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur

14:30

 

 

Building on its commitment to women’s sport, this season BT Sport will make selected Barclays FA WSL matches available to anyone in the UK for free, on btsport.com, the BT Sport App, the BT Sport Twitter feed (@btsport) and Virgin TV, starting with Manchester City v Manchester Utd this Saturday. 

BT Sport’s women’s football coverage will be led by presenters Clare Balding, Jules Breach and Reshmin Chowdhury, alongside former England internationals Karen Carney, Rachel Brown Finnis and Sue Smith, with commentators including Adam Summerton and Lucy Ward.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said:

“BT Sport is proud to enter its sixth season broadcasting the FA WSL and we are committed to helping grow the women’s game.  I’m particularly pleased that we have been able to work with The FA to create key moments in the season when women’s games will be played at Premier League grounds, as well as scheduling games during international breaks and making selected games available for free.  BT Sport is the best place to watch women’s football, with more games than ever before and a world class presentation team.”

Fans of women’s football have more ways to watch on BT Sport than ever before, on TV, through the BT Sport app on smart TVs and games consoles, mobiles and tablets. BT Sport is set for its biggest season yet, with 52 live Premier League games, every UEFA Champions League and Heineken Champions Cup rugby game live, and the launch of BT Sport Ultimate, which provides viewers with the very best viewing experience possible on the platforms and devices they use to watch BT Sport.

 

 

 

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