The Football Association (The FA) and TNT Sports have agreed a new four-year broadcast deal for the Emirates FA Cup, starting from the 2025/26 season.

As part of the four-year agreement, TNT Sports will showcase live matches from the First Round, with every game from the Third Round, outside of 3pm kick offs, on display through to the Final at Wembley.

TNT will share broadcasting rights with a free-to-air network, with the specific broadcaster to be disclosed at a later date. Currently, ITV and the BBC hold the rights to broadcast the competition, with the competition breaking a viewership record this year on the BBC, during a match between Arsenal and Liverpool.

The agreement marks a fresh collaboration between The FA and Warner Bros. Discovery, the parent company of TNT Sports, to guarantee widespread viewership of the historic FA Cup throughout the UK.

Mark Bullingham, FA Chief Executive, stated: “The Emirates FA Cup is our crown jewel, and it helps us to provide vital investment across every level of English football, supporting clubs, communities, facilities and the wider grassroots game. 

“Every season, and across every round, The Emirates FA Cup creates incredible moments and unforgettable memories for fans.

“TNT Sports are an outstanding broadcaster with an impressive record of showing some of the biggest and best sporting events around the world, so we are delighted to be working with them on our shared commitment and long-term vision that will ensure the Emirates FA Cup continues to thrive over the coming years.”

Furthermore, TNT Sports will air not only matches from the Emirates FA Cup but also other notable events in the English football calendar, including the prestigious FA Community Shield and the Semi Finals and Final of The FA Youth Cup.

Andrew Georgiou, President & Managing Director Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland and WBD Sports Europe, commented: “TNT Sports is proud to partner with The FA to present more matches of the world’s most prestigious domestic cup competition than ever before alongside our great line up of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League and club competitions, bringing even more live football to our TNT Sports customers.

“The Emirates FA Cup and the incredible stories it creates every season goes well beyond football, making TNT Sports the perfect home as we continue to tell the stories that matter most to the fans. 

“We have a huge amount of respect for the place that this world-famous competition has in the hearts of football fans and that’s why continuing to ensure we maintain a level of free-to-air coverage is important for us and The FA.”

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