Live FA Cup on Satellite TV
The FA Cup is an annual knock-out cup competition in English football. The FA Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world.
The FA Cup is organised by and named after the Football Association, its official name being the The Football Association Challenge Cup.FA Cup Entry is open to all teams who compete in the Premier League, the Football League and FA National League System.
FA Cup UK Broadcasters
The FA Cup Final is one of 10 so called “crown jewels” events that must be show subscription free on UK television.
The first final on BBC Television was in 1937 in a match which featured Sunderland and Preston North End but this was not televised in full. The following seasons final between Preston and Huddersfield was covered in full by the BBC.
Between 1955 to 1988, the BBC and ITV shared the rights for the FA Cup and FA Cup Final.
From 1988 to 1997, the BBC and Sky Sports had coverage of the FA Cup.
From 1997 to 2001, ITV and Sky shared live coverage with both having two matches per round and BBC continuing with highlights on Match of the Day.
From 2002 to 2008, BBC and Sky again shared coverage with BBC having two or three matches per round and Sky having one or two.
From 2008–09 to 2013–14, FA Cup matches were shown by ITV and Setanta Sports. When Setanta went out of business ITV showed the competition exclusively in the 2009–10 season. ESPN then shared the rights for the 2010–11 to 2012–13 season. Following the sale of ESPN’s UK and Ireland channels to BT, ESPN’s rights package transferred to BT Sport from the 2013–14 season.
From the 2014–15 season, for four seasons, the rights returned once again to the BBC, and BT Sports. 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. Up to 25 live FA Cup matches will be shown on BT Sport from 2014 including the final.
From the 2020/2021 FA Cup season, matches will be split between BBC and ITV, and will, for the first time for a long time, not be available on pay TV.
FA Cup International Broadcasters
However you can watch Live FA Cup on Satellite TV from other TV broadcasters.
France: beIN Sport
Iceland: 365 Media
Denmark: SBS Media
Austria: ORF (Final only)
Belgium: Telenet & BETV
Portugal: Sport TV
Turkey: TRT & TT Net
Middle East: BeIN Sport
Mexico, Guatalemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador: Sky Mexico
Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay: ESPN
Indian Subcontinent: Sony Network
South Korea: SBS
Myanmar: Shwe Lan Thin Sky Net
Indonesia: BeIn, SCTV (Semi & Final Only)
Hong Kong: PCCW
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh TV; SCTV: VSTV, VTV
Phillipines: BeIn Sport
China: GDTV, Tencent (online), Sohu (Online) PPTV (online) and Sina (online)
Armenia: Armenian Second TV Channel
Bulgaria: Nova Sport
Czech Republic: Nova Sport
Romania: Pro TV
Slovakia: Nova Sport
US & Caribbean: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus
Canada: Rogers Sportsnet
Which satellite are these football channels on?
Sky Sports UK : 28 east – Astra 2
BT Sports : 28 east – Astra 2
BeIN Sports – Es’Hail- 25.5 East
Canal+ (Spain) : 30 West Hispasat 19 East Astra 1
Sky Sports Germany : 19 East Astra 1