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NBC, ata football reach groundbreaking broadcast deal for women’s soccer

Arsenal captain Kim Little (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

NBC Sports and ata football are teaming up to bring women’s soccer fans unprecedented access to some of the best matchups from the FA Women’s Super League all season long, the organizations announced Friday.

NBC Sports and ata football’s coverage of Barclay’s FA WSL season will include 57 matches, an increase from 50 during the 2020-21 season. Two of those matches will air on NBC, with the rest distributed across CNBC, NBC Sports Network, and the NBC Sports app. Eight matches will be broadcast on NBCSN and 10 on CNBC.

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with ata football to bring top flight international women’s soccer to millions of Americans,” said Wendy Bass, NBC Sports Senior Vice President of Programming & Rights Management.

“Our vision from day one has been to make women’s soccer more visible, accessible and valued,” said Esmeralda Negron, Co-Founder and General Manager of ata football. “NBC Sports has been a tremendous partner, and we’re thankful for their role in putting the best in the world on center stage leveraging our exclusive rights and league relationships.”

Additionally this season, the networks will broadcast select, high-profile live matchups from D1 Arkema (Division 1 Féminine) and Primera Iberdrola (LaLiga). Fans will also have the option to subscribe on ata football’s website to gain unlimited access to content and select matches.

This weekend’s lineup

Friday, Sept. 3

  • Barclay’s FA WSL: Manchester United vs. Reading at 2:45 p.m. on, the NBC Sports app and
  • D1 Arkema: Montpellier Hérault SC vs. Paris Saint-Germain at 12:30 p.m. on, the NBC Sports app and

Saturday, Sept. 4

  • Barclay’s FA WSL: Everton vs. Manchester City at 8:30 a.m. on and the NBC Sports app; same-day delay at 10 a.m. on NBCSN and
  • Primera Iberdrola: FC Barcelona vs. UDG Tenerife Egatesa at 6 a.m. on

Sunday, Sept. 5

  • Barclay’s FA WSL: Arsenal vs. Chelsea at 7:30 a.m. on and the NBC Sports app; same-day delay at 9:30 a.m. on NBCSN and
  • D1 Arkema: Olympique Lyonnais vs. As Saint-Étienne at 7 a.m. on

*all times ET