FA Cup

NENT group expands football portfolio ahead of Baltic Viaplay expansion

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has announced a large football rights buy for the Baltic region. The comprehensive package of rights includes exclusive rights to the English FA Cup until 2024, along with the Carabao Cup, English Championship and South American national team football. This builds on an already impressive rights portfolio for the region which […]

FA to stream two FA Cup matches on Facebook

The Football Association will stream two matches from the fifth round of the 2020 FA Cup on Facebook Watch.  The FA confirmed that Reading v Sheffield United on March 3 and Leicester City v Birmingham City on March 4 will be broadcast for free on the FA’s Facebook page and on the Facebook Watch app […]

BBC launches FA Cup pop-up channel on iPlayer

The BBC has announced that it will livestream an additional two games from the coming round of the FA Cup on its iPlayer service through a pop-up channel. While Chelsea v Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City will be broadcast on BBC One on March 3 and March 4 respectively, the broadcaster will stream […]

StarTimes picks up FA Cup in sub-Saharan Africa

StarTimes, the Chinese pay TV broadcaster with a strong presence in Africa, has acquired the rights to the English FA Cup and FA Community Shield in sub-Saharan Africa. Running through 201, the deal will allow the broadcaster to show the competition in all languages across its eight sports channels and ON OTT streaming service. StarTimes […]

FA Cup to be entirely free-to-air in UK

ITV has announced a broadcast deal to show the Emirates FA Cup from 2021. This, combined with the BBC’s renewed contract signed in March, will mean that the competition will be shown exclusively on free-to-air television from 2021-25.   ITV has, in effect, taken the broadcast spot that previously had been held by BT Sport. […]

BBC to stream FA Cup in UHD on iPlayer

The UK’s FA Cup football semi-final this Saturday and the final on May 18 is to be streamed on the BBC iPlayer service in the Ultra HD format for the first time, the pubcaster has said. The BBC has also revealed that 18% of the eight million requests for blockbuster natural history series Dynasties on […]

BBC breaks online records with royal wedding

The BBC reported record-breaking online stats on Saturday thanks to high audience figures for the royal wedding and FA Cup final. The BBC said that Saturday was “the biggest ever day for BBC Online” with audiences consuming 11.9 petabytes (11.9 million gigabytes) of data, peaking at 2.8 terabits per second when people got their first […]

MTG extends English football offering with new deal

Modern Times Group (MTG) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the FA Cup, the English Football League Cup and the EFL Championship. The latest deals build on and extend MTG’s existing contract for the FA Cup and Community Shield to cover Norway from this year and Denmark from next year, as well as […]

BBC and BT Sport retain English FA Cup rights

The BBC and BT Sport have retained the rights to English FA Cup football in the UK until 2021, after the broadcasters reached agreement with the Football Association to extend their shared coverage of the competition for another three years.   The deal will see the BBC continue to broadcast coverage of the competition across […]

BBC and BT Sport to share FA Cup rights

The BBC and BT Sport are to share rights to English FA Cup football under a new four-year deal. The agreement with the Football Association will see the return of the competition, free-to-view, on BBC 1 and on BBC Sport, which is free to BT Broadband subscribers. Coverage of the competition will be available on […]