Optus Sport secures exclusive media rights for Womens FA Cup Final

  • Optus Sport has secured the exclusive rights to the Womens FA Cup Final, making it the third year in a row it has broadcast the final.
  • The final pits last years winner, Chelsea, against Manchester City, which has won the title three times since the 2016/17 season.
  • Some of Australias best footballers, including Matildas captain Sam Kerr, Alanna Kennedy and Hayley Raso are set to play, meaning an Aussie will raise the silverware on Sunday 15 May regardless of the result.
  • Optus Sport has announced it has secured the rights to stream the Womens FA Cup Final on Sunday, 15 May. Its the third season in a row the broadcaster has exclusively streamed the final, which this year will see Chelsea defend the title against Manchester City.

    With Matildas captain Sam Kerr headlining a formidable Chelsea side and her international teammates Alanna Kennedy and Hayley Raso representing Manchester City, audiences can look forward to seeing some our countrys best footballers battle it out to lift the silverware.

    Interest in womens football has exploded on Optus Sport, which has been a pioneer in promoting and broadcasting womens football since 2019 with its coverage of the FIFA Womens World Cup and the Barclays FA Womens Super League (WSL).

    The strong growth amongst Optus Sport fans can be seen in almost a 150% increase in viewership season-on-season for its WSL coverage and the overall growth of customers engaging with both live and on-demand replay content.

    Clive Dickens, VP of TV, Content and Product Development at Optus said, Were delighted to once again be the exclusive broadcaster of the Womens FA Cup Final.

    Interest in womens football is sky-rocketing this is evident in the record-breaking stadium attendance overseas and here in Australia where we have seen a significant increase in viewers of our WSL coverage on Optus Sport.

    With the guarantee of an Aussie lifting the trophy at this years Womens FA Cup Final, and a FIFA Womens World Cup on home soil on the horizon, theres never been a more exciting time to bring the game to our viewers.

    With fan-favourites Liverpool noticeably absent from this years WSL season, but with a return on the cards for the Reds in 2022/23, were expecting our viewership to continue its upward trajectory come the leagues kick-off next season, Dickens concluded.

    The Womens FA Cup Final announcement follows news last year that Optus Sport has renewed its exclusive media rights for the Premier League through to 2028 and the Barclays FA Womens Super League through to 2024.

    Optus Sport will broadcast the upcoming UEFA Womens Euro, with every match live and exclusive as well as securing the Australian rights to the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023.

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