The Northern Super League (NSL), the new Canadian professional women’s soccer league set to launch in 2025, has agreed domestic media rights deals with TSN and RDS, the Bell Media-owned sports networks, and national public service broadcaster CBC/Radio Canada.

Under a multi-year agreement, TSN will broadcast a slate of games across its platforms, with RDS delivering live French-language coverage of select matches featuring the NSL’s club in Montreal.

CBC Sports and Radio-Canada, meanwhile, will air matches across their national network and digital platforms.

Diana Matheson, Northern Super League founder, said: “Ensuring our matches are available to Canadians is key to the long-term growth and viability of professional women’s soccer.

“Our players have been behind the scenes for too long. Having Bell Media and CBC/Radio-Canada put a national spotlight on our Canadian professional players is a huge win for fans and creates a lasting impact on women’s sport in this country."

The launch of the NSL was unveiled in late May by former Canadian international soccer player Matheson and her Project 8 group.

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The league is set to kick off in April 2025 and will feature six teams in Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Halifax.

The new competition is owned equally by the clubs, with Matheson's group also holding an ownership share.

The league's founding corporate partners are Canadian Tire, DoorDash, CIBC, and Air Canada.

The NSL will receive $1 million annually from Canada Soccer, matching what the national governing body gives the men's Canadian Premier League.