NWSL announces 4-year deals with ESPN, CBS, Prime Video


The NWSL announced Thursday that they will reach more viewers in 2024 with its new 4-year- broadcast deals with ESPN, CBS Sports, Prime Video and Scripps Sports. The NWSL agreed to four-year deals with each partner, who will show at least 20 games apiece on their platforms next season.

Viewers will be able to stream regular-season matches on Friday nights on Prime Video and watch two prime-time matches on Saturdays on Scripps’ ION network, while a package of regular-season matches will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+, with CBS Sports showing additional matches. ESPN will show matches across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, as well as stream them on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The agreements will also double the number of cameras for matches, which will also help with video replay review efforts.

ION will air the 2024 NWSL Draft in January. A date for the draft has yet to be announced. ION will also lead off its Saturday doubleheaders with a studio show at 7 p.m. ET. The games will start at 7:30 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET.

Prime Video and CBS will broadcast one quarterfinal each, while ESPN/ABC will air the other two quarterfinals. ESPN/ABC and CBS will each have a semifinal game.

CBS will continue to air the championship game in prime time and make it available to stream on Paramount+. (The league’s three-year media rights deal with CBS wraps up at the end of this year.)

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