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English FA to launch new women’s football OTT platform

The English Football Association has announced that it will launch a new OTT platform focused specifically on women’s football.

The platform, known as The FA Player, will livestream every match from the 2019-20 Women’s Super League season as well as one match from each matchweek of the second-tier Women’s Championship for free.

More than 150 matches will be available on the player over the course of the upcoming season.

Archive footage will also be on the player, as well as highlights from England women’s national team matches, women’s FA Cup matches and women’s Continental League Cup matches.

UK public service broadcaster the BBC and pay-TV broadcaster BT Sport also holds rights to WSL games with over 30 live games shown between them.

A spokesperson for The FA told SportBusiness Media that The FA Player will simulcast games shown live on the BBC, while an audio feed will be available on the player for matches shown on BT Sport.

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