BBC acquires Netball World Cup Rights

UK pubcaster BBC has picked up the broadcasting rights to Netball World Cup 2023, which takes place in Cape Town, South Africa this summer.

Starting on Monday July 31, BBC will provide live coverage of the tournament including the final which runs from July 28 to August 6.

Matches will be aired across the BBC Television, iPlayer, Sounds and the BBC Sport website.

BBC Radio 5 Live will also have coverage of key matches, with commentary of selected games on 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra, including opening weekend fixtures, England v Malawi and England v Scotland.

Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport says: “We are delighted to be showcasing the Netball World Cup 2023 free to air across the BBC. As a big supporter of women’s sport, we want to bring it to the widest audience possible. With great home nation representation, we’re hoping for plenty of drama and memorable matches.”

World Netball CEO Clare Briegal added: “It is very exciting to be announcing that the BBC will be showing all the action, from day four onwards, of the Netball World Cup 2023.

“For our pinnacle event to be broadcast free-to-air across the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle Of Man is so important on our journey to grow and inspire, enabling the Netball World Cup to reach a wider audience, the fans of the Roses, Thistles and Feathers to follow their team and inspiring more people to get involved in netball.

BBC has been broadcasting live Netball as part of its Commonwealth Games coverage since 1998, including the Netball World Cup 2019 from Liverpool.

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