FA CUP TO BE ENTIRELY FREE-TO-AIR THIS SEASON

The FA Cup is completely free-to-air on UK TV this season.

As reported by Footie on TV in 2019 when the deal was struck, ITV is taking over BT Sport’s rights.

The BBC held on to its rights which mean the competition will be the only UK domestic competition to have all its TV games available without a subscription.

The four-year agreement will see the final being shown by both the BBC and ITV while the broadcasters will show a semi-final each.

Up to six games a round will be shown from the first round proper in November with replays also included in the deal.

ITV will show up to 28 games a season from the Cup and BBC up to 18.

NEW PREMIER LEAGUE TV DEAL AGREED HERE

FA CUP FREE-TO-AIR ON BBC AND ITV NEXT SEASON HERE

GARY LINEKER LEAVES BT SPORT HERE

FA CUP ON UK TV FROM 2021-22 SEASON

BBC – at least 14 live matches potentially as many as 18.

ITV – at least 24 live matches, potentially as many as 28.

ITV AND BBC PICKS

FIRST ROUND

1st pick BBC

2 ITV

3 ITV

4 BBC

5 ITV

6 ITV

SECOND ROUND

1 ITV

2 BBC

3 BBC

4 ITV

5 ITV

6 ITV

THIRD ROUND

1 BBC

2 ITV

3 ITV

4 BBC

5 ITV

6 ITV

FOURTH ROUND

1 ITV

2 BBC

3 BBC

4 ITV

5 ITV

6 ITV

FIFTH ROUND

1 BBC

2 ITV

3 ITV

4 BBC

5 ITV

6 ITV

QUARTER-FINALS

1 ITV

2 BBC

3 BBC

4 ITV

SEMI-FINALS

1 BBC

2 ITV

FINAL

BBC & ITV

ITV will also show the Community Shield live each season.

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