The mouth-watering clash between Liverpool and Arsenal will kick-off BT Sport’s live coverage of The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL).
Matt Beard’s League leaders will entertain the current champions at Halton Stadium on Saturday 3 August as the WSL gets back under way following its midseason break.
It is the first of five women’s games BT Sport will show live in 2013.
The channel will also broadcast the London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal on Thursday 29 August as well as the Merseyside equivalent on Thursday 12 September.
There will be one more live League game, on either the penultimate or last round of the season, 15 or 29 September, as well as The FA WSL Continental Cup Final on Friday 4 October.
BT Sport will also produce a weekly highlights show which will start at 6pm on Tuesday 6 August and run for eight weeks until the season concludes in October.
Kelly Simmons, Director of Women’s Football at The FA, said: “We are delighted to start working with BT Sport on our live FA WSL coverage.
“The plans in place are very exciting and we are all looking forward to the return of season three post-Euro 2013, with a strong selection of live matches.
“The first match on BT Sport between Liverpool and Arsenal should be a fantastic game between two top teams and we hope fans old and new will tune in to watch women’s football at its best.”
Simon Green, director of BT Sport, added: “Fans of The FA WSL will be delighted with the tremendous line-up of exclusively live matches we’ve got in store at BT Sport.
“Starting with the League leaders taking on the current champions, we are showing the best games live.
“The high profile coverage of England at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 competition in Sweden is sure to further increase the awareness and appreciation for the women’s game in the UK.
“We believe The FA WSL can develop and grow significantly in the next few years and we hope that we’ll be able to advance that process with some stimulating and top quality live coverage.”
BT Sport is a founding partner for a new commercial programme for women’s football from 2014-18. In addition to The FA WSL, it has acquired rights for the England Women’s Senior Team and The FA Women’s Cup.
BT Sport will also show 38 exclusively live football matches from the Premier League – including 18 “top pick” matches.
FA WSL exclusively live games on BT Sport in 2013
Liverpool v Arsenal, 7pm, Saturday 3 August
Bristol Academy v Liverpool, 7.45pm, Saturday 10 August
Chelsea v Arsenal, 7.30pm, Thursday 29 August
Liverpool v Everton, 7.30pm, Thursday 12 September
FA WSL Continental Cup Final, 7.30pm, Friday 4 October