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BT Sport offers free-to-air coverage for FA Cup giant-killer

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has said it will provide the FA Cup quarter-final game between Bradford City and Reading on a free-to-air basis following the exploits of the former football club in this season’s edition of the knockout competition.

Having already defeated Chelsea, League One team Bradford claimed another Premier League scalp on Sunday by beating Sunderland 2-0.

Neither game was broadcast live on television in the UK, but BT Sport has said it will provide viewers with free-to-air access for Bradford’s tie against Championship club Reading on March 7.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “This will be the second time that BT Sport have shown Bradford City in this year’s FA Cup and because Bradford City Football Club have been very passionate about the UK seeing their amazing club run, BT Sport have decided to make the game against Reading available to everyone to watch, online, via BT TV and Sky.”

BT Sport will also broadcast the quarter-final tie between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers, for pay-television subscribers only. Public-service broadcaster the BBC has elected to televise the games between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion, along with Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal.