Eurosport to Broadcast Selected UEFA Women’s Champions League Matches

September 30, 2013

Pan-European television sport network Eurosport has announced it will broadcast the best clubs in the UEFA Women’s Champions League following the acquisition of the exclusive worldwide rights for the 2013-2014 home matches of title holders VfL Wolfsburg and 2010 winners 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam.

Eurosport can also broadcast selected away matches from both German clubs and can feature other teams such as 2012 and 2011 Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais. 

Eurosport has broadcast every FIFA Women’s World Cup and UEFA Women’s Euro since 2003 as well as the UEFA Women’s Champions League since 2011. More recently the Women’s Bundesliga has joined Eurosport’s portfolio of rights, until the 2015-2016 season, confirming the channel’s commitment to women’s football. 

Eurosport has enjoyed audiences of 55m for the UEFA EURO in Sweden in July and the tournament’s average audience saw a 53% increase compared to the 2009 edition in Finland. In May 2013 Wolfsburg’s victory in the Champions League final over Olympique Lyonnais attracted 7.8m fans (+62% vs 2012 final).