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BBC, Sky Sports renew deal for Women's Super League

BBC, Sky Sports renew deal for Women's Super League
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The BBC and Sky Sports extend their contracts to show the Women's Super League for the 2024-25 season.

The BBC and Sky Sports have both signed new deals for coverage of the Women's Super League for the 2024-25 season.

The broadcasters signed three-year contracts for the league in 2021 and the increased exposure has led to significant interest in the women's game.

Under the new terms, Sky will broadcast up to 44 matches next season, up from the current 35, while the BBC will continue to show 22 games, with a commitment to 18 of them going out live on either BBC One or BBC Two.

"It's a hugely exciting time for women's football in this country," said Sky Sports MD Jonathan Licht. "Extending our partnership with the Women's Super League with more matches than any other broadcaster is fantastic news for Sky Sports customers.

"Audiences have increased hugely over recent years and we're proud of our contribution to the growth of the game and women's sport more broadly, showing 70% of all live action last year on our channels."

Philip Bernie, the interim director of BBC Sport, said: "Women's football has reached unprecedented heights, with the Lionesses' huge international successes at the Women's Euros and World Cup, and a terrific contest for this season's WSL title.

"We are pleased that BBC Sport will continue to showcase the great excitement of our domestic league by extending our partnerships with the Women's Super League."

This year's competition concludes next month, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal all still in contention for the title.

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