English FA Cup

Greek pay-television broadcaster Cosmote has acquired rights to the FA Cup, English football’s knockout clubs competition, for the remainder of the 2020-21 tournament and also the 2021-22 edition.

The value of FA Cup rights in Hong Kong fell again in commercial broadcaster TVB’s deal for the 2020-24 cycle, which followed the collapse of the two prior broadcast agreements in the territory.

The English FA is threatening to take the Saudi state-backed broadcaster KSA Sports to court over showing clips of old FA Cup matches featuring Newcastle United, it has been reported

StarTimes, the Chinese-owned African pay-television broadcaster, was able to exploit regulatory pressure facing rival broadcaster SuperSport and secure exclusive rights to the English FA Cup and Community Shield at a reduced fee.

The Football Association rejected a higher bid for domestic FA Cup rights for the 2021-25 cycle from incumbent pay-television broadcaster BT Sport in favour of commercial broadcaster ITV, SportBusiness Media understands, in a move that took the competition exclusively free to air in the UK.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is reportedly on the verge of acquiring domestic rights to the FA Cup for the 2021-25 cycle

The FA has opened the market for FA Cup domestic rights to new competition with the inclusion of a ‘non-linear package’ – expected to attract interest from internet giant Amazon – in the tender for the 2021-22 to 2024-25 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

The BBC has agreed a new four-season domestic broadcast deal with the English Football Association for the FA Cup

DAZN has completed its portfolio of rights to English football properties in Spain, adding the FA Cup, English League Cup and the English Football League in deals with the Pitch International agency

Twitter has teamed up with the Football Association in England to offer highlights clips of the FA Cup to fans worldwide
USA

Every English FA Cup third round match will be streamed in the United States for the first time this season.

OTT service DAZN has struck a six-season deal to show English FA Cup matches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, from 2018-19 to 2023-24

Telco Singtel has acquired rights in Singapore to the English FA Cup, Dutch Eredivisie, and Chinese Super League via a deal with the IMG agency, The duration of Singtel’s deal is unknown. IMG

The Saran Media agency has acquired exclusive rights in a host of Caucasus and Central Asian countries to the English FA Cup club football competition

Dutch pay-television broadcaster Ziggo has strengthened its football rights portfolio by securing coverage of Serie A, the top division of Italian football, as well as the English FA Cup

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has secured rights in Italy to the Pro14 cross-border rugby union league as it unveiled its full line-up for its launch in the country

Direct-to-home and IPTV platform Digi has further bolstered its football content in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by acquiring rights to England’s FA Cup and Community Shield competitions.