BT and BBC win FA Cup rights
July 17, 2013 11.55 Europe/London By Julian Clover
BT Sport and the BBC have secured a four-year deal to broadcast the FA Cup from 2014.
The Football Association announced that the world-famous competition would be available free to air on the BBC and BT’s ‘freemium’ channel BT Sport.
BBC rights include online, mobile and tablet including live streaming across all devices.
Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT Retail: said: “BT Sport made a determined joint bid to retain The FA Cup rights because we believe it is one of the truly great club football competitions.
BBC director-general Tony Hall added, “Bringing the FA Cup back to the BBC was something I really wanted to do and I am so pleased that we have achieved it for football fans everywhere”.
BT Sport also has the rights to 38 live football matches from the Barclays Premier League from the start of the 2013/14.