Women’s Champions League to be broadcast for FREE in landmark DAZN deal

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Football fans will be able to watch every game of the Women’s Champions League for free over the next two seasons after Uefa agreed a landmark broadcasting deal with DAZN.

Streaming giant DAZN has won the rights to show the WCL and will do so for the next four years via their YouTube channel and regular subscription service.

For the first two years of the deal, fans will be able to watch live and on demand all 61 matches from the group stage onwards on DAZN and free on DAZN’s YouTube channel.

For the following two seasons (2023 to 2025), all 61 games will be live on DAZN while 19 matches will be made available for free on DAZN’s YouTube channel.

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: “Two years ago when we launched UEFA’s first ever women’s football strategy, “Time for Action”, we promised action that will lead to a greater, more professional and more prosperous game by 2024.

“Several initiatives have since followed and this summer is a giant leap in that direction.

“We are delighted to announce the start of a four-year global partnership with DAZN and YouTube. For the first two seasons fans around the world can access and watch for free all matches enabling fans to follow the competition and the very best players in the world.

“There is no better way to inspire future generations of young girls and boys to play football. Women’s football is here to stay and will only grow stronger.”

The multi-year deal grants DAZN exclusive rights worldwide, with the exception of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) – where rights do include clips and highlights – and China and its territories.

The agreement is one of the largest broadcast deals in women’s club football history.

James Rushton, Co-CEO, DAZN Group, said: “We are thrilled to be the new global broadcaster for UEFA Women’s Champions League and cannot wait to work with YouTube and Google to bring fans closer to the game and shine a brighter light on its stars than ever before.

“DAZN was founded with a vision of making premium sports more accessible, and what’s more accessible than centralizing rights for the first time while making all matches free on YouTube? “Overnight, this will make the best women’s football easier to watch around the world than ever before.

“Along the way, we look forward to elevating live broadcast production, extending existing DAZN content franchises, and unveiling new shows that showcase the breadth and brilliance of women’s football.”

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