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August
2020
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BT Sport makes women's football available to more fans

  • BT Sport set to broadcast more FA WSL matches than ever

  • Opening FA WSL match and UEFA Women’s Champions League Final free to all

  • BT giving fans more ways than ever to watch, with a world class presentation team

BT Sport is gearing up for its biggest season of women’s football, with more Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL) matches broadcast than ever before and the season’s opening match made available to all by BT Sport for free.

Over this coming season, BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch at least 22 live Barclays FA Women’s Super League football matches. Additional coverage will feature the FA Women’s Continental League Cup and Women’s FA Cup.

As anticipation builds towards a new domestic women’s football season, BT Sport will make Aston Villa vs Manchester City – played at Villa Park - on September 5 (also live to subscribers on BT Sport 2) available to all in the UK for free via the BT Sport app, btsport.com, YouTube (youtube.com/btsport), Twitter (@btsport), Facebook (facebook.com/btsport) and to any Virgin Media customer via channel 100.

During the second weekend of WSL action, BT Sport subscribers can look forward to Manchester United hosting Chelsea on September 6, live on BT Sport 1, from 2pm. The following weekend, subscribers can watch West Ham United v Arsenal, on September 12, live on BT Sport 1, from 5.10pm. BT Sport’s FA WSL football coverage will be led by presenters Clare Balding, Jules Breach, Natalie Quirk and Reshmin Chowdhury, alongside former England internationals Karen Carney and Rachel Brown Finnis, with commentators including Adam Summerton and Lucy Ward.

Ahead of the new domestic club season, BT Sport today confirms it will also make this Sunday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League Final between Wolfsburg and Lyon available to all in the UK for free via the BT Sport app, btsport.com, YouTube (youtube.com/btsport) and to any Virgin Media customer via channel 100. Subscribers can also watch live via BT Sport 1 from 6.30pm. Presented by BT Sport's lead women's football presenter, Clare Balding, coverage will feature expert comment from Karen Carney.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “It’s great to get women’s football back on BT Sport, with our recent and continuing Women’s UEFA Champions League coverage and then straight into the FA WSL next week. As part of our commitment to growing the game we are making these select games available free to all. Our coverage continues to advance BT’s commitment, as part of its long-term partnerships with each of the four UK “Home Nations” Football Associations, to inspire a new generation of girls and women to participate in football, on and off the pitch.”

Fans of women’s football have more ways to watch on BT Sport than ever before, on TV, through the BT Sport app on smart TVs and games consoles, mobiles and tablets. Next season BT Sport will bring fans 58 live Premier League games, every UEFA Champions League and Heineken Champions Cup rugby game live, with continued coverage of events on BT Sport Ultimate, which provides viewers with the very best viewing experience possible on the platforms and devices they use to watch BT Sport.

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About BT Sport

Launched in 2013, BT Sport broadcasts in the UK and Republic of Ireland with around five million subscribers. BT Sport offers five linear TV channels BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport ESPN, BT Sport 4K UHD, six interactive BT Sport Extra channels and is available on BT TV, Sky,

Virgin and Talk Talk. BT Sport is also available online and via the App on mobile and large screen devices and operates pay per view channel, BT Sport Box Office. BT Sport has a track record of innovation, operating from one of industry’s most sophisticated sports TV studios, and delivering world-firsts around Virtual Reality, Dolby Atmos, 4K UHD and remote production. Its achievements have been recognized with awards from IBC, Promax, Music Week and more.

As well as being the sole UK rights holder for all of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, BT Sport offers live sport programming including the English Premier League, Emirates FA Cup, boxing, FA WSL, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Heineken Champions Cup and MotoGP.

About BT

BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, BT Group’s reported revenue was £22,905m with reported profit before taxation of £2,353m.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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