ESPN has finally decided to sign a deal of 4 years which is worth around 35 million pounds. This deal is going to start only in the 2010/11 season meanwhile running in parallel with the agreement of FA. This agreement is related to the terrestrial broadcaster ITV which will also cover the international matches Of England and those of FA Cup.
ITV, as well as ESPN will have the chance to show the final of FA Cup live.
For those who don’t know, the FA Cup is the oldest knockout football competition for seniors and in the same time being in common with the English Premier League. This thing attracts lots of people around the Globe.
In the middle of the last year, ESPN was awarded with the rights to 46 live English Premier League games. This happened after being forfeited by Setanta.
Last week, the chief executive of FA, Ian Watmore said that they are very thrilled to have added ESPN to their list of broadcast partners.
Being a very powerful global broadcaster in United Kingdom, ESPN will give their football a great visibility and they are expecting to have a great partnership with them.