BBC and BT Sport claim FA Cup rights

UK broadcaster the BBC and telco BT have secured a four year shared rights deal that will see them both offer free live coverage of the FA Cup from 2014.

All FA Cup games will be available on BBC One and the soon-to-launch BT Sport channels (which will be bundled for free with all BT broadband packages), and will be combined with supporting programming.

Football pundit Jake Humphrey will lead BT Sport’s coverage from the company’s new studios in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, while ex-player Gary Lineker will lead coverage for the BBC.

BT Sport is already due to show live matches from The FA Cup in the 2013-14 season along with live Barclays Premier League matches and a range of top class football from across the world.

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