Sky Scores FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Sky TV will broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 live and on-demand as part of a deal that includes some free-to-air coverage as well, it announced today.

“Sky will air every moment, every highlight and will tell the story of each of the 32 teams taking part. We also commit to offering key moments free-to-access, to encourage even more women and girls to experience and enjoy football.”

Here’s the media release:

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, the biggest and most exciting international football tournament ever to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand, will be live on Sky

Sky is delighted to announce that we will broadcast and stream all 64 matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 live and on-demand.

Sarai Bareman, Chief Women’s Football Officer, FIFA says: “FIFA is excited to welcome Sky as our official broadcaster of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ for New Zealand. Sky has shown a strong track record of broadcasting women’s football in New Zealand and this deal will provide unprecedented coverage of the tournament, as well as bringing women’s football to more fans and new audiences.

“We look forward to working with Sky to promote the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 to accelerate the growth and visibility of the women’s game in New Zealand in the lead up to 2023.”

Sophie Moloney, Sky CEO says: “We are truly honoured to have been chosen to deliver the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Aotearoa New Zealand and thank the FIFA team for the confidence they have placed in us.

“We are committed to supporting the growth and development of the women’s game alongside our support for women in sport across dozens of other codes, athletes, teams and communities throughout Aotearoa.

“Sky has a fantastic pedigree for delivering the broadcast of major global events such as the Olympic Games (Summer and Winter), the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cups 2011 and 2015, the Cricket World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. We look forward to bringing fans a wonderful experience and showcasing ngā wāhine toa of football, from around the world.

“We know that major events create a unique opportunity to engage new fans and grow awareness and participation.  We look forward to working with Football NZ, Sport NZ and organisations such as WISPA to ensure that the FIFA Women’s World Cup leaves a lasting legacy for football and women’s sport in New Zealand.

“This event, along with the Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Women’s Cricket World Cup, is a special chance to really boost the profile of women’s sport and create a new base of fans and participants.  We promise to do everything we can to maximise that opportunity for women and girls in New Zealand.”

In 2023 New Zealand and Australia will host the tournament with the opening match at Eden Park and the final in Sydney. Sky will air every moment, every highlight and will tell the story of each of the 32 teams taking part.  We also commit to offering key moments free-to-access, to encourage even more women and girls to experience and enjoy football.

Almost one billion fans watched the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. It is anticipated the 2023 tournament will be bigger again, with more teams and an even larger fanbase, and of course in two fantastic countries – Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew Pragnell, CEO New Zealand Football says: “Sky Sport NZ have been a long-standing partner of New Zealand Football, supporting all levels of the game from our domestic competitions right up to the highest-profile international fixtures.

It is great to be able to confirm this partnership will now continue with the biggest sporting event ever held in Aotearoa, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Andrea Nelson, Chief Executive of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup says: “I can’t wait to see New Zealanders from all over the country tune in to the three epic women’s tournaments coming to Aotearoa over the next 18 months.”

And the last word must surely go to Ali Riley current captain of the Football Ferns: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the biggest sporting event ever held in Aotearoa and it is great to know every game will be broadcast live on Sky Sport.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for kiwi fans to see the best players in the world right here in New Zealand. This is our chance to inspire in future generations at home, and across the wider Pacific, and I know the whole squad can’t wait to get started.”

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3 Responses to “Sky Scores FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023”

  1. Is the free access through Prime?

  2. Still to be confirmed, Leo (on Sky’s part, not mine).

  3. Fair enough, it is two years away. Hopefully Prime doesn’t miss out on this tournament.

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