Almost 12 months since its axing was announced, the W-League looks set to be back on ABC TV for Season 8.

"[We] are very confident that the building that we are in, the ABC, will get back on board with the W-League," said FFA FFA CEO David Gallop speaking with Tracey Holmes on ABC Radio's The Ticket.

"We are confident that with the ABC and Fox Sports that we will see the W-League on TV this year."

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While the W-League is set to have the "Match of the Round" broadcast on Fox Sports as a a curtain raiser to an A-League match, Gallop's statements are positive news for those without pay television subscriptions.

The free to air (FTA) / pay TV model is one that is currently used by the A-League with Fox Sports and SBS the two broadcasters in that situation.

Gallop did not elaborate on how a similar W-League arrangement will work - whether there would be simultaneous broadcasts or will the ABC broadcast be on an hour delay as SBS currently does.

There is also the question of accessibility to an international audience which has been a sticking point for many seasons.

Due to the Matildas increased popularity and Australian players successfully plying their trade in Japan, Europe, the UK and, in particular, the US, the W-League has in recent years built a following internationally.

Add to that the profile of rumoured international players set to play in the league in Season 8, interest will be greater than ever and need for accessibility to matches and highlights is set to also increase.

How that new market will be serviced is a crucial question that hopefully will be answered in the coming weeks.

Gallop was part of a CEO panel convened by Holmes that included James Sutherland (Cricket Australia), Kate Palmer (Netball Australia) and Bill Pulver (ARU).

Among many subjects, the program discussed gender diversity within the various sports including professionalism and player remuneration.

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The Matildas, along with other members of Professional Footballers Australia, are currently in tense negotiations with the FFA over an new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

"We need to continue to make sure that our Matildas and indeed our professional women across the country are being renumerated to the best level that they can," Gallop said when discussing the topic.

The Matildas are looking for an increase from $750,000 to $1 million dollars over a player pool of 24 players.

"I think that we have demonstrated with the Matildas that we were prepared to invest heavily in their [WWC] preparation and they went fantastically well in Canada."

"We have obviously got aspirations to be able to pay them more."