ITV to broadcast England Lionesses matches

ITV has agreed a broadcast rights deal with the FA to carry the women’s national team’s matches. The pubcaster will carry England Women’s Senior team’s tournament qualifiers and friendlies, starting from the current season and running up to and including 2024/25. Matches will be broadcast live and free to air on ITV, ITV4 and ITV […]

WSG signs ups to consult on FAWSL distribution

The FA has signed up Women’s Sports Group (WSG) to consult on the distribution for the UK media rights to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL). Interest in the competition has increased dramatically through the 2019/20 season following the success of the England women’s team at the 2019 World Cup. With the new round […]

English FA ‘likely’ to suspend 3pm blackout rules in face of Coronavirus

The English FA is likely to suspend its broadcast blackout of matches kicking off between 2:45 and 5:15pm on Saturdays should Coronavirus cause games to be played behind closed doors. The legislation has historically been in place as a means of protecting attendance of football matches, but the Times reports that the FA will relax […]

British betting companies breaching broadcast blackout rules, claims report

Gambling firms in the UK have been violating the FA’s Saturday broadcast blackout rules, claims a new report.  According to i, Brits have been able to access live streams of La Liga, Seria A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 games through betting companies bet365, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes during the two-and-a-half-hour blackout window between 14:45-17:15 on […]

English FA launches women’s football streaming platform

The English FA has announced the launch of a new OTT live streaming platform exclusively dedicated to women’s football. The FA Player will launch from the start of the 2019/20 season and will be free to use. Users will be able to access the player online and via apps on Android and iOS. There is […]