THE BBC have reportedly reached an agreement to show Women’s Super League games from next season in a huge boost to the sport.
The Telegraph claims regular WSL broadcasts will be aired on both BBC One and BBC Two next year.
A shared TV rights deal by the FA with the BBC and Sky Sports is apparently close to completion.
And it’s reckoned negotiations will be finalised in January.
SunSport exclusively revealed Sky Sports were set to nick broadcasting rights from rivals BT Sport.
For the first time ever, the FA made fixtures available for tenure for the next campaign in a bid to take in more profit for the women’s game.
That was opposed to previous years in which they were provided for free to the likes of BT Sport to cover at their own cost.
In September, the FA agreed a deal with NBC Sports and DAZN for the WSL to be broadcast in the USA, Germany and Italy.
Women’s top flight football viewing figures have more than doubled since 2017.
A peak TV audience of 270,000 tuned in to watch Chelsea face off with Spurs in September last year.
And more than two million people tuned in to watch the BBC Women’s Football Show last summer.
Arsenal snatched the North London bragging rights in front of a record WSL crowd of 38,262 last year at the Tottenham Stadium.
The attendance far outstripped the previous record of 31,213 set at the Etihad for the Manchester derby at the start of the same season.