Source: Gino D'Andrea

Optus Sport secures Australian rights to transmit FA WSL

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Optus Sport has announced it has secured the exclusive rights to transmit the Barclays FA Women’s Super League for the next three years in Australia, beginning on Sunday 17 November.

The deal will see Optus Sport broadcast approximately 50 live matches a full season and around 40 fixtures of the underway 2019/20 season. Optus Sport will also transmit a highlights program after each round.

Tom Gracey, Senior Broadcast Manager at The FA said: “We are delighted to partner with Optus Sport in a historic deal that will showcase the Barclays FA Women’s Super League to viewers across Australia.

“This is our first deal in the Asian region and demonstrates the ever increasing global appeal of the league. We commend Optus for broadcasting more top-level women’s football.

“The popularity of women’s football is at an all-time high and this agreement is a fantastic opportunity for viewers across Australia to enjoy the skills, excitement and competitiveness that The Barclays FA Women’s Super League has to offer.”

As a result of the deal, live Barclays FA WSL matches on The FA Player will be geo-blocked in Australia as of the 17 November.

Launched this season, The FA Player provides unprecedented live access to over 150 domestic women’s football fixtures throughout the season. This includes all live Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches and a live match from each round of the FA Women’s Championship.

Courtesy of the FA