Fox Sports set to seal W-League deal

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is set to acquire rights in Australia for the W-League domestic women’s football tournament.

The deal will begin with the new 2015-16 campaign, according to the AAP news agency.

Fox Sports will replace Australian public-service broadcaster the ABC, which ended coverage of the league at the end of the 2014-15 season due to government-enforced budget cuts.

The coverage will be shown on Sunday afternoons just before Fox Sports’ live A-League men’s league programming.