The FA Fails To Secure TV Deal For The FA Cup


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Terry says:

    I agree. The old addage is that you should never accept an offer for less that what your product is worth. That’s a fine theory if your product is actually worth what you think it is. The FA’s valuation is likely to be based on the days when Sky were skewing the market with their investment in English football and those days are over.

  2. Wyre Forest Red says:

    There seems to have been a real hardening of the attitude of TV companies since Setanta went bust. Wonder if we might see just a little common sense in the value of televised football? When is the next Premier League deal up for grabs? That could be really interesting… or at least the following few months could be.

  3. We can watch the FA cup live on facup website and also on websites.

  4. Mike says:

    The FA Cup is an event that everyone should be able to view. Privatising major football events and exploiting the situation is just unfair, in that you have to get Pay TV. Its good to know that Ladbrokes and FA are streaming it on their website. Anyone know if a registration fee is required?

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