The Barclays FA Women’s Super League (BFAWSL) will have a new home after announcing that CBS Sports will become the exclusive U.S. English-language right’s holder. The multi-year deal was announced by CBS Sports and the English Football Association (the FA) earlier today and will allow one of Europe’s top women’s soccer league matches to steam on Paramount+ and the CBS Sports Network.
CBS Sports will be the home of 57 BFAWSL matches during both the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons. CBS Sports Network will air a select number of matches from the 12-team league exclusively, with the majority available to stream on Paramount+.
“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 Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports, in a press release. “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.”
With the addition of the BFAWSL, Paramount+ continues its commitment to becoming the go-to place for soccer fans in the United States. The streaming platform carries over 2,000 live events from some of the world’s largest soccer leads. Fans will have a couple of options to watch all the action on the field, movies, hit shows, and other live events on the service. Stream with limited-commercial interruptions with the Essential plan for only $4.99/month or $49.99/year ( a 16% discount). For a commercial-free experience, upgrade to the Premium plan for $9.99 per month, or $99.99/year (a 16% discount).
“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 Football Association’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.”
The streaming platform includes matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League; UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying; NWSL; the Women’s Cup; Concacaf national team competitions (Men’s World Cup Qualifiers, Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, Men’s Nations League and Women’s Nations League); Italy’s Serie A; Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol; Brazil’s Campeonato Brasileirão Série A; the Scottish Professional Football League (cinch Premiership, cinch Championship and Premier Sports Cup); and Asian Football Confederation competitions (AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, AFC Champions League, AFC Women’s Asian Cup and AFC Asian Cup).
Chelsea is the defending BFAWSL title holder, after winning their fourth championship within the last decade. The season runs from September to May and Chelsea will look to defend their title next season when the new deal begins.