Which FA Cup second round games will be shown live on TV?
Q: How many TV games will be shown?
Four games will be screened from the second round – three on BT Sport, one on BBC Two.
Q: What days and kick-off times will the TV games be played?
The BBC’s game is usually on a Friday night with a 7.55pm kick-off. BT Sport usually have one Monday night match with their other two games likely to be on Saturday tea-time/Sunday afternoon. The games will be played over the weekend of Friday November 29 to Monday December 2.
Q: Will any other games be moved for TV purposes?
Yes, eight matches are likely to move over to Sunday December 1 to accommodate the BBC Final Score live goals show. They will all kick-off at the same time.
Q: When will the TV games be confirmed?
Based on previous rounds it’s likely the TV games will be confirmed by Thursday or Friday of this week.
Q: How much does each club get for a live TV game and what’s the prize money for getting through to round three?
Each club in one of the four live TV games will receive an FA TV fee of £75,000.
Each club moved to Sunday for the BBC Final Score show will receive a £12,500 fee.
Furthermore clubs selected for a main Saturday highlights game will receive £6,750 fee.
Every club which makes it to round three will receive £54,000 in prize money.
Q: How are the TV games picked?
At this stage of the competition, broadcasters want shocks and big stories so they tend to pick non-league teams at home to league teams as their preferred formula.