OL Reign’s Jess Fishlock called out the quality of the NWSL’s streaming broadcasts.
The reigning league MVP responded Friday night to a tweet from Victor Araiza of The Striker. In his post, Araiza juxtaposed the difference between MLS and NWSL midfield sideline cameras in matches at Houston’s PNC Stadium.
“Now I know why the twitch stream be twitching,” Fishlock tweeted.
Now I know why the twitch stream be twitching 😂. https://t.co/1bTdVfpKQ0— Jessica Fishlock MBE (@JessFishlock) July 30, 2022
Now I know why the twitch stream be twitching 😂. https://t.co/1bTdVfpKQ0
Broadcast quality has been a topic of conversation among NWSL fans and insiders this season, with the league promising streaming upgrades.
In July, the NWSL announced plans to invest in upgrades for all Paramount+ and Twitch broadcasts starting in August. Proposed improvements will extend to infrastructure, staff and higher-quality cameras.
The promise came out of the NWSL’s board of governors meeting in New York in July. In the meeting, the league also revealed that the streaming audience had grown 24 percent compared to last year, spurring the push for development.
In total, 96 games will be streamed on Paramount+ during the 2022 NWSL season, while 24 will stream on Twitch.