TNT Sports has entered into a sublicencing agreement with DAZN to co-broadcast select matches from the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The deal will kick off with the Real Madrid v Chelsea match on 15 November, marking the beginning of TNT Sports' UEFA Women’s Champions League coverage.
This sublicensing deal will significantly enhance TNT Sports' European club football offering in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The agreement will allow TNT Sports to broadcast one game per match week during the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage, as well as each quarter-final, semi-final, and final.
TNT Sports also set to show domestic league games from the women's game
In addition, TNT Sports will screen one game a week from the top flight leagues from Division 1 Arkema (France), Liga F (Spain), and the Google Pixel Frauen Bundesliga (Germany).
This women's domestic league coverage will commence with the women's El Clasico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF from the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on Sunday 19 November.
Warner Bros. Discovery Europe Senior Vice President of Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Trojan Paillot, said:
“As a multi-sport broadcaster, it is our responsibility to reflect the diversity of our audiences and society. Our mission is to bring parity to live coverage of world-class sport irrespective of gender and we have made it our mission to illuminate the stories of female athletes all year round."
“To enable this, we always look for opportunities to expand our women’s sport portfolio to offer fans the greatest choice and we are therefore delighted to collaborate with DAZN to show UEFA Women’s Champions League games in the UK and Ireland alongside some of the best matches from the top European leagues."
"We plan to support the burgeoning interest in women’s football in this country and to serve fans with the coverage and content the players deserve to support the continued growth of the sport for all to enjoy.”
Live coverage of both the UEFA Women’s Champions League and domestic club competitions will be supplemented by reports and analysis on the TNT Sports App and TNT Sports’ dedicated social and digital platforms.
Agreement with DAZN will improve TNT Sports' offering in the UK
This sublicence agreement will bolster TNT Sports' portfolio of premium rights in the UK and Ireland, which already includes the Premier League matches, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Ligue 1, and Serie A.
The agreement also strengthens Warner Bros. Discovery’s women’s sports offering in the UK and Ireland.
This includes the recently-announced Premiership Women’s Rugby competition (via TNT Sports), as well as every point from every match at the Australian Open and Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the Tour de France Femmes, and 100% of cycling’s women’s World Tour (via Eurosport).
This sublicence agreement between TNT Sports and DAZN is a significant step towards promoting women's sports and providing sports fans with more diverse and exciting content.