NWSL Announces Deal To Broadcast Games Globally
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has announced a landmark partnership with Endeavor Streaming to launch a global streaming service for viewers outside of the United States for the upcoming 2023 season.
In addition to the global streaming service, the NWSL has secured two international streaming deals with DAZN and Tigo, providing access to live NWSL matches across more than 25 countries worldwide.
For the first time, the NWSL will offer its own global streaming offering for viewers outside of the United States.
The service, powered by Endeavor Streaming’s platform, will stream live coverage for every league match during the 2023 season. Fans globally can access matches free of charge on NWSLSoccer.com.
Commenting on the partnership, NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman, said: “We are excited to put a global spotlight on the exceptional players who bring top tier competition and entertainment to the NWSL.”
“Especially with this being a World Cup year, we’re looking forward to providing our global fanbase the opportunity to watch these players compete for their respective NWSL clubs before the World Cup competition begins and upon their return this summer,” she said.
Endeavor Streaming chief commercial officer, Pete Bellamy, added: “This partnership will deliver a scalable and high-quality international streaming platform that gives global soccer fans not in the United States a dedicated destination to watch all the best U.S. women’s soccer.”
“We’re excited to continue our global momentum in women’s sport, helping some of the biggest leagues and federations in the world grow their audience, increase accessibility and build direct relationships with their fans,” he said.
DAZN has acquired the non-exclusive broadcasting rights to NWSL matches in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, UK, France, Belgium, Portugal, Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark, Sweden), Brazil, and the Netherlands for the 2023 season.
Meanwhile, Central American-based distributor Tigo will air NWSL coverage non-exclusively in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
The coverage of the regular season will also include the NWSL Playoffs presented by Bud Light, the 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup, as well as additional non-live content.