More FA Cup Football On BBC

Last updated : 19 March 2019 By CNS Sport

The BBC have been given rights to show FA Cup Football until 2025.

The BBC have agreed a new deal with the Football Association which starts in the 2020/2021 season and means that eighteen matches will be shown live.

Mark Bullingham, the FA's chief commercial and football development officer, said: "The popularity of the competition goes from strength to strength and continues to draw some of the largest audiences in sport,

"The Emirates FA Cup is the best and most historic domestic cup competition in the world - and we are delighted to have agreed a new long-term commitment to keep it on the BBC until 2025.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, said: "We are delighted to have secured these FA Cup rights until the 2024-25 season, ensuring the millions that tune into free-to-air TV can continue to enjoy the most famous domestic cup competition in the world.

"This new deal now brings even more games to audiences across the country as the BBC provides top-class sport on all of our platforms. Our FA Cup coverage delivers some of the year's biggest viewing figures, engages a key younger audience and provides memorable sporting moments that unite a nation."