EBU Members to Broadcast Full Coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Eurovision Sport is delighted to announce a new agreement with FIFA to acquire full media rights to broadcast next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ covering 28 territories on behalf of 32 FIFA Women’s World Cup Members. EBU, including four Radio Members.

Acquired media rights include television, digital and radio transmission, with EBU Members committing to more coverage than ever before:

  • Key matches from the event will be covered on free linear television in all territories
  • In many territories (including Switzerland and Ireland), EBU members have committed to broadcast the entire event free-to-air, with at least one match per day on linear free-to-air television.
  • Highlights from the event will be widely accessible in wrap-up and current affairs programming, as well as on digital
  • Eurovision News will support EBU members with a wide distribution of news clips throughout the competition.

The EBU members that have committed to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ are: RTSH (Albania); ORF (Austria); RTBF & VRT (Belgium/Luxembourg); BHRT (Bosnia/Herzegovina); BNT (Bulgaria); HRT (Croatia); CYBC (Cyprus); CT (Czech Republic); ERR (Estonia); GPB (Georgia); MTVA (Hungary); RÚV (Iceland); RTE (Ireland); RTV (Kosovo); LT (Latvia); LRT (Lithuania); PBS (Malta); TRM (Moldova); RTCG (Montenegro); MKRTV (North Macedonia); TVR (Romania); RTS (Serbia); RTVS (Slovakia); RTVS (Slovenia); SRG SSR (Switzerland/Liechtenstein); TRT (Turkey).

The four EBU Members that will provide additional radio coverage are: BNR (Bulgaria); CR (Czech Republic); LR (Latvia); and Radio Romania.

The list of members includes two territories in which the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will be watched with particular intensity, after their national teams qualified for the tournament this month via the play-off system: Ireland (RTE ); and Switzerland (SRG SSR).

The new agreement continues the success story and legacy that was established with the EBU’s partnership with FIFA to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, held in France. EBU Members recorded record viewing figures and coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, marking a historic moment for women’s sport. The EBU is pleased to extend this partnership, once again proving itself a reliable partner for one of the most exciting and fastest growing sporting events.

Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer, said: “With the draw now complete, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is set to be one of the greatest women’s sporting events of all time, with the tournament shaping up to be another truly watershed moment. for women’s football and for fans around the world.

“Alongside FIFA’s continued commitment to accelerating the growth and development of women’s football, free-to-air broadcasters will play an important role in attracting new audiences and developing women’s football. We look forward to working with the EBU and bringing the tournament and women’s football to new fans in the region.

Glen Killane, Executive Director of Eurovision Sport, said: “The EBU and our Members continue to be the global leaders in broadcasting and streaming women’s sport. Our members are constantly setting the standard and pushing new boundaries; it’s something we’ve driven with pride for many years.

“This agreement will build on the great legacy of extraordinary coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, where EBU Members provided record audiences. Next year’s World Cup gives us the opportunity to show once again that public service media is committed to ensuring that the promotion of women’s football and women’s sport remains at the heart of our mission.

Women in sport and the EBU

As part of the agreement with FIFA, the EBU will support the tournament with dedicated promotional activities, in the latest manifestation of its commitment to the development of women’s sport in Europe and beyond. Earlier this year, EBU members set record TV ratings for UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022, and also broadcast a series of women’s national team matches and qualification.

Other major women’s sporting events that enjoyed exclusive coverage by EBU members this year included the first Women’s Tour de France cycling with Zwift, as well as mixed sporting events such as the FINA World Swimming Championships. in Budapest, the European Aquatic Championships in Rome, the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, USA and the second edition of the European Multisport Championships in Munich.

About the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

This year’s expanded FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will feature 32 teams and 64 matches for the first time.

The final draw for the event took place on October 22, and the tournament is scheduled for July 20 to August 20, 2023.

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