Commercial pay-TV Irish broadcaster Virgin Media will offer global sports streaming platform DAZN’s FAST channel covering women’s soccer.

The channel features coverage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Liga F, and the Saudi Women’s Premier League.

David Bouchier, chief TV and entertainment officer at Virgin Media, said: “The introduction of DAZN’s FAST channel on Virgin TV demonstrates our commitment to enhance our entertainment offering and champion women’s sport – of which we’re proud to be the first pay-TV provider in the UK to offer a FAST channel dedicated to women’s football.”

Hannah Brown, co-chief executive of women’s sport at DAZN, added: “Partnering with Virgin Media is another way DAZN is ensuring that more people watch top-class women’s football on the platform of their choice. DAZN is committed to growing the audience and value of women’s football and is pleased that Virgin has joined us as a premium distribution partner.”

The addition of the DAZN FAST channel comes as Virgin recently launched a suite of 15 FAST channels.

Last month, Virgin Media secured rights to 166 games each season, across the next three campaigns, from European soccer’s top-tier UEFA Champions League (UCL).

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The rights cover the 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 seasons, and the deal extends Virgin’s relationship with the UEFA governing body and its Team Marketing agency partner. The broadcaster also holds rights during the ongoing 2021-24 cycle.