2020/21 Barclays FAWSL: How to watch LIVE on TV and Stream
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After an absence of over six months, the Barclays FA Women's Super League returns this weekend with Aston Villa vs Manchester City kicking off the season on Saturday.

Ahead of the new season, the FA have announced new broadcast arrangements with NBS and DAZN.

Audiences in the United States will be able to watch a minimum of 50 matches featured during the upcoming campaign across the NBC Sports Network, app and NBCSports.com, which will potentially reach 85 million homes.

The opening fixture this Saturday between Aston Villa and  Manchester City at  Villa Park will be shown live on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com at 9.30am EST.

The start of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League season will also be streamed live on global sport streaming service, DAZN, in Germany and Italy. DAZN will stream 44 fixtures, live and on-demand throughout the season. Matches will also be available at AtaFooball.com

Games which are not broadcast on television are available to be watched on the FA Player. All games which are not detailed below will be available on the FA Player both domestically and internationally.

Here's all the information you need on how to watch the games.

Aston Villa vs Manchester City 05/09

The first game of the season takes place at 14:30 BST on Saturday and is available to watch live on BT Sport 2 for supporters in the UK.

As it is the first weekend of football, BT have chosen to make the game free-to-air and it will be available on Channel 100 on Virgin Media as well as the BT Sport App and BT Sport Youtube Channel.

NBC will show the match in the United States, available on the NBC Sports Network, app and NBCSports.com for those with subscriptions.

ViaPlay will show the game for fans in Scandinavia, while those in Italy and Germany will be able to watch it on DAZN.

All other fans can watch it on the FA Player

Arsenal vs Reading 06/09

Arsenal vs Reading will kick off at 12:30 BST and be broadcast on the BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer for viewers in the United Kingdom.

NBC, DAZN and ViaPlay will show the game in their respective territories.

It will be available to watch on the FA Player in other countries.

Manchester United vs Chelsea 06/09

A 14:30BST kickoff at Leigh Sports Village, the game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1.

NBC, DAZN and ViaPlay will all show the match, with it also available on the FA Player in other regions or with audio only in those where it is available on TV.

West Ham United vs Arsenal 12/09

Kicking off at 17:20BST, West Ham vs Arsenal, which will see 1000 supporters in attendance, will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the UK and Ireland.

As well as this, it will be available to watch on NBC, DAZN and ViaPlay as are all other games which are not broadcast on the FA Player in the UK.

Chelsea vs Bristol City 13/09

Viewers in the UK will be able to watch this match on the BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer.

NBC, DAZN and ViaPlay will show the match in their respective territories.

The game will kick off at 12:30BST.

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