One of the more frequent responses we get on articles about Arsenal Women are questions about how to watch. Unlike the Premier League, the FA WSL doesn’t have a legally, internationally accessible TV-deal, with the BBC and BT Sport being the only broadcasters of the women’s league in England. But, after the record setting popularity of the Women’s World Cup, and recent attendance boosts, the FA have announced a new streaming platform that will show every FA WSL game, along with one FA Women’s Championship game, and archived content, for free.
The FA Player will allow international viewing, similar to the NWSL’s streaming service. Matches will continued to be shown on the BBC and BT Sport. This is undoubtedly a positive move, in that increasing the accessibility of content can grow interest and can encourage people to go to games in person and boost attendance. Hopefully, it proves to be popular, and is the first step to the FA WSL getting a larger, more expensive broadcast deal, commensurate with the way the Premier League’s content is marketed and produced.