Advanced Television

fa cup

ITV back to back coverage of the Derby followed by FA Cup Final

ITV will show live, free to air coverage of the Derby, one of the crown jewels in the racing calendar, followed by the first ever Manchester City vs Manchester United FA Cup Final on June 3rd. Both events will be shown on ITV1 and simulcast on ITVX with the Derby starting at 1.30pm and the […]

April 26, 2023

ITVX hits 1bn streams

On April 9th, ITVX officially hit the one billion streams mark. The milestone came just over four months after the service’s launch on December 8th 2022. 2022 was ITV’s previous most successful year for streaming, when it took nearly seven months to hit the one billion streams mark. This follows on from ITVX achieving its […]

April 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Africa: NWTV scores FA Cup rights

The New World TV Group (NWTV) has secured the exclusive pay-TV rights to broadcast the Emirates FA Cup exclusively in 17 countries across Western and Central Africa, and non-exclusively in Chad, in a deal brokered by IMG. Under the agreement, NWTV will broadcast live French language coverage for all fixtures from the next two seasons […]

January 6, 2023

ITV to air 4 FA Cup third round ties

ITV kicks off the New Year with four Emirates FA Cup ties across the first full weekend of 2023 as Premier League clubs join the competition in the Third Round Proper. Four days of live, free to air FA Cup action across ITV begins on January 6th with the evening clash between Manchester United and […]

December 5, 2022By Nik Roseveare

DAZN scores English women’s football rights

DAZN has acquired the rights to broadcast the English Football Association (FA) Women’s Super League and Women’s FA Cup for two seasons across multiple territories. The deal will see DAZN offer live and on demand access to minimum two FA Women’s Super League matches per round and multiple Women’s FA Cup games for free on […]

September 21, 2022

BT Sport to premiere The Boot Room Boys

BT Sport will premiere The Boot Room Boys, the latest documentary from the BT Sport Films series, on BT Sport 3 on April 5th. Bill Shankly’s arrival as manager in December 1959 was the catalyst for establishing a legendary lineage of Liverpool coaches and managers: Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Ronnie Moran, Kenny Dalglish, Roy Evans: […]

March 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

beIN Sports to show Women’s FA Cup in MENA

beIN Sports will show the Vitality Women’s FA Cup for the remainder of the 2021/22 season in 24 countries across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). The agreement with The FA will cover all remaining matches this season including live coverage of selected Quarter Finals, both Semi Finals and the showpiece final at Wembley […]

February 25, 2022

Six FA Cup Third Round matches on BBC, ITV

The Emirates FA Cup Third Round returns to the BBC and ITV in January with six live matches on the FTA channels as Premier League clubs join the knockout competition. ITV’s January 9th coverage, which includes both the West Ham v Leeds United and Nottingham Forest v Arsenal matches, will also include the FA Cup […]

December 9, 2021By Nik Roseveare

DAZN closing in on BT Sport

Sports streaming service DAZN has reportedly tabled a bid for BT Sport – the pay-TV sports channels owned by BT. DAZN, a startup backed by billionaire Sir Leonard Blavatnik, is said to be in “advanced” discussions to acquire BT Sport and a deal could be announced within the next few weeks according to a report […]

September 22, 2021

Eleven Poland extends FA Cup rights

Eleven Poland has renewed its exclusive rights to broadcast The Emirates FA Cup until 2023/24. Eleven will also bring the FA Community Shield to Polish fans for the next three seasons. Krzysztof Świergiel, Managing Director, Eleven Poland, said: “The Emirates FA Cup is one of the most iconic competitions in football and it’s a key […]

July 16, 2021