CBS SPORTS EXTENDS MULTIPLATFORM RIGHTS AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE
CBS Sports to Offer the Most Broadcast Matches in League History with Matches on CBS Television Network and Paramount+; Additional Matches to Air on CBS Sports Network
In its Fourth Year in Partnership with NWSL, CBS Sports Remains the Home of NWSL Championship Match on CBS and Paramount+
CBS Sports and the National Women's Soccer League today announced a new multiplatform, multiyear rights agreement that will feature matches on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+, as well as CBS Sports Network. The partnership is highlighted by the most matches on broadcast television in the league's history. With the new agreement, CBS Sports remains the home of the NWSL Championship match, which will be televised on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ in primetime every year.
"We're thrilled to extend our relationship with the NWSL, continuing as the home of the NWSL Championship and offering an expanded slate of matches on CBS as we build on the success of the last four years," said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. "Extending this partnership further demonstrates our commitment to elevating women's sports as we continue to work hand-in-hand with the NWSL to highlight the world's best women's soccer players. As we prepare to present the 2023 NWSL Championship this weekend, we are excited to continue to showcase this league across our platforms for years to come and remain the ultimate destination for soccer fans."
"Our new multi-partner media rights agreements fundamentally changes the game for our league and the players who take the pitch each week. On behalf of the NWSL, our owners and players, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with CBS Sports," said NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. "We have taken great care to ensure our games are discoverable by increasing our reach in order to expose new audiences to everything that makes our league special. This is the beginning of our future."
The new agreement begins with the 2024 NWSL season and will see CBS Sports air up to 12 matches per season on CBS and Paramount+, including multiple postseason matches and highlighted by the Championship match. CBS Sports Network will televise up to 10 matches each year.
CBS Sports Golazo Network, the 24/7 streaming network dedicated to soccer, will continue to provide extensive NWSL coverage on its dedicated women's soccer show ATTACKING THIRD, alongside its other studio programming MORNING FOOTY, BOX 2 BOX and SCORELINE. CBS Sports will provide additional NWSL coverage on CBSSports.com, the Golazo Starting XI newsletter and across its @AttackingThird social accounts.