Jul 172013

BBC win back FA Cup rights in shared deal with BT Sport

The FA Cup on BBC and BT Sports

The BBC and BT Sport have won a four-year rights deal for coverage of the FA Cup.

From 2014, the most romantic club competition in world football will be back on free-to-air on BBC One and BT Sport, which is free for BT broadband users.

ITV, which has held the rights to FA Cup coverage since 2008, will no longer be involved in broadcasting the tournament.

The BBC has secured a four-year shared rights deal with BT Sport that will see both broadcasters show the FA Cup from the start of the 2014-15 season.

Up to 25 exclusively live FA Cup matches will be shown on BT Sport from 2014 including the final, which will be shared with the BBC. The deal also includes the FA Community Shield and FA Trophy.

Reports are that the BBC will show 14 matches, which may means 2 games for each of rounds 1 to 6, one semi final and the final.”, and the BBC will have first pick of the best matches in each round.


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