LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2021 (Newswire.com) - The Women's National Football Conference (WNFC) has finalized its new 5-year media rights agreement with a pact that will run through 2026 and is worth over $1.5 million.
The league announced Thursday it's renewing streaming rights with Vyre Network as an exclusive partner for its regular-season home games, adding exclusivity for streaming playoffs and the IX Cup championship game. It's the first time a streaming service will carry a full package of professional women's tackle football games exclusively.
Vyre's deal runs 5 years and begins in 2022. The WNFC declined to comment on the total amount of the agreement but shared that the funding will go directly towards creating professional streaming broadcasts, marketing, and highlights for every WNFC team.
WNFC TV will become an official channel on Vyre Network, under the Vyre Sports umbrella, broadcasting games, player highlight shows, and more. With this deal, WNFC TV will also allocate thousands in cash awards directly to players (WNFC TV Impact Players of the Game) in every WNFC regular-season game.
"This is a huge step in the right direction for not only women, but the sport of football, television, and equality as a whole. Soon, the pipeline from youth football, to college, to a professional tackle career will be a clear path for women as it is for men" - Vyre Network CEO Lamar Seay
The WNFC's IX Cup weekend in August attracted 3,000 live attendees and was available to over 20 million global households.
ABOUT VYRE NETWORK
Vyre Network is home to a global digital distribution multi-platform app that licenses, live streams, and produces a vast catalog of exclusive and non-exclusive content for streaming entertainment. Vyre represents the visually-driven culture of millennials, as well as Generations X, Y, and Z. The network distributes TV shows, feature movies, short films, music videos, live events and documentaries.
The 2021 season of the WNFC is currently available on Vyre Network, which is available worldwide on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android, iPhone, Smart TVs, and the web. Vyre has reportedly been downloaded in over 121 countries worldwide.
Source: Women's National Football Conference