Everton v Manchester City will be the first game the broadcaster airs
The BBC has revealed the Women’s Super League games it will be airing in September and October.
Earlier this year, the BBC agreed a deal to show a minimum of 18 matches-per-season for the next three campaigns on BBC1 and BBC2, with 22-per-season in total aired across its channels and platforms.
This is alongside the minimum of 35-per-season that Sky Sports have, and the pay-TV operator also revealed its TV fixtures for September and October this week.
The BBC gets underway with Everton v Manchester City on Saturday, 4 September at 1.30pm. Other notable matches include reigning champions Chelsea facing Everton, and the Manchester derby.
BBC Women’s Super League fixtures
Everton v Manchester City - BBC One, 4 September (13:30 BST)
Chelsea v Everton - BBC Two, 12 September (12:30 BST)
Manchester United v Chelsea - BBC Two, 26 September (12:30 BST)
Aston Villa v Arsenal - BBC Two, 3 October (12:30 BST)
Manchester United v Manchester City - BBC One, 9 October (13:30 BST)
BBC controller of production, Steph Harries, said that the coverage is a watershed moment for the competition while speaking at the Broadcast Sport Breakfast Club in March: “It’s important that representation isn’t just behind the scenes, but it’s on the field as well. The news about the Women’s Super League this week was very exciting.
“It will advance women’s football exponentially. We think this will be a real watershed moment.”
She continued: “A crucial part of that journey was the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The rise of women’s football was incredibly exciting, 28 million people tuned in, with the second biggest audience of 11.7 million for the semi final.”