BBC adds SheBelieves Cup rights

UK public service broadcaster also expands Women’s FA Cup coverage.

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The BBC, Britain’s public service broadcaster, has acquired broadcast rights to this year’s SheBelieves Cup invitational national women’s soccer team tournament.

All three of the England national team’s matches from the event in the US will be shown on the BBC’s linear networks, with additional distribution also across the broadcaster's digital platforms. The Lionesses’ defence of their title begins against the USA on 5th March in Florida.

The BBC has also confirmed an expansion of its rights deal with the Football Association (FA), English soccer’s governing body, for this season’s Women’s FA Cup club knockout tournament. The BBC’s offering now includes the fourth and fifth rounds, along with quarter-final ties. Those matches will be distributed via BBC digital platforms and the Red Button linear service.

The network’s expanded agreement with the FA will run for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign, beginning with the fourth round derby between Manchester United and Manchester City on 25th January.

The BBC already holds the rights to the semi-final and final of the tournament in a deal running through 2025. The broadcaster has also confirmed that one of this season’s semi-finals will be shown on terrestrial TV, while the other will be available via its digital platforms.

The deals add to the BBC’s portfolio of women’s soccer. It also holds rights to a selection of Women’s Super League (WSL) matches and the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championship.

The BBC, Britain’s public service broadcaster, has acquired broadcast rights to this year’s SheBelieves Cup invitational national women’s soccer team tournament.

All three of the England national team’s matches from the SheBelieves Cup in the US will be shown on the corporation’s linear networks, with additional distribution also across the BBC’s digital platforms. The Lionesses’ defence of their title begins against the USA on 5th March in Florida.

The BBC has also confirmed an expansion of its rights deal with the Football Association (FA), English soccer’s governing body, for this season’s Women’s FA Cup club knockout tournament. The BBC’s offering now includes the fourth and fifth rounds, along with quarter-final ties. Those matches will be distributed via BBC digital platforms and the Red Button linear service.

The network’s expanded agreement with the FA will run for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign, beginning with the fourth round derby between Manchester United and Manchester City on 25th January.

The BBC already holds the rights to the semi-final and final of the tournament in a deal running through 2025. The broadcaster has also confirmed that one of this season’s semi-finals will be shown on terrestrial TV, while the other will be available via its digital platforms.

The deals add to the BBC’s portfolio of women’s soccer. It also holds rights to a selection of Women’s Super League (WSL) matches and the 2021 edition of the Uefa Women’s European Championships.