New FA Cup TV Broadcast Deal Includes Free-to-Air Coverage

FA Cup

  • TNT will share TV rights with a free-to-air channel
  • Broadcaster will also show Community Shield and Youth Cup

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Thu 15 Feb 2024 20.49 CET

TNT Sports has agreed a four-year deal with the Football Association to broadcast the FA Cup from the 2025-26 season. TNT will share rights with a free-to-air broadcaster, whose identity will be announced at a later date. ITV and the BBC currently share rights to show the competition.

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It is expected a minimum of two matches in each round – including both semi-finals – will be made available free-to-air, while the final is a Group A listed event that must be offered to free-to-air broadcasters. TNT is promising to show more games live than ever before, with every match from the third round onwards, aside from 3pm kick-offs on Saturdays, available to watch.

The FA chief executive, Mark Bullingham, said: “The Emirates FA Cup is our crown jewel and it helps us to provide vital investment across every level of English football, supporting clubs, communities, facilities and the wider grassroots game.

“TNT Sports are an outstanding broadcaster with an impressive record of showing some of the biggest and best sporting events around the world, so we are delighted to be working with them on our shared commitment and long-term vision that will ensure the Emirates FA Cup continues to thrive over the coming years.”

TNT will also broadcast the FA Community Shield and the FA Youth Cup semi-finals and final.

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2024-02-15 23:00:00
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