CBS Sports Acquires Rights to Barclays FA Women’s Super League


CBS Sports has inked a multiyear deal with the English Football Association (FA) to become the exclusive U.S. English-language rights holder of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (BFAWSL).

BFAWSL matches will air across Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network, with coverage during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. CBS Sports will deliver 57 matches during both seasons, with the majority streaming on Paramount+.

The league features 12 clubs, including Manchester United, and star players such as Arsenal and U.S. Women’s National midfielder Tobin Heath and Chelsea star forward Sam Kerr, the all-time leading goalscorer in NWSL history.

“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,” said Dan Weinberg, executive VP of programming at 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.”

“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,” said James Ralley, the FA’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.”