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FOX to Televise 2013 FA Cup Final On US Free-to-Air Network

fox sports logo FOX to Televise 2013 FA Cup Final On US Free to Air Network

EXCLUSIVE: FOX Sports will televise the 2012-13 FA Cup Final live on US television on its free-to-air network TV stations nationwide, according to an EPL Talk source.

The 2013 FA Cup Final is scheduled to be played at Wembley Stadium in London on May 11. Chelsea won the tournament competition in 2011-12. Chelsea along with several other Premier League sides will join the competition in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, January 5. EPL Talk can also reveal that the third round match between West Ham United and Manchester United will also be shown live on the free-to-air FOX network. The game between the Hammers and Red Devils will kick off at 12:15pm ET.

A FOX Sports spokesman had no comment regarding the news.

In additional soccer-related TV news, tomorrow’s match between Liverpool and Aston Villa will be shown live on FUEL TV, while DISH Network has added a HD feed of beIN SPORT to its TV lineup.

What do you think about the news that the FA Cup is coming to the free-to-air FOX network? Share your feedback in the comments section below.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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8 Responses to FOX to Televise 2013 FA Cup Final On US Free-to-Air Network

  1. Matt says:

    Who owns the rights to the FA Cup broadcasts going forward? Any idea?

  2. Davesee says:

    I think it’s great news. With Fox losing EPL next season they need to raise the awareness of FA Cup. I know it plays 2nd fiddle to PL and CL for big clubs but it still is a great competition with so much history. MU and WHU have had some great FA Cup games in recent history and having the final as well is fantastic.

  3. Jeff says:

    There was a Fuel TV channel tonight during their coverage of the UFC prelims tonight and along with UFC and motorcross, it included EPL as well. Is this a sign that more EPL games will air on the channel in 2013 or is tomorrow’s showing a once-off?

    • The Gaffer says:

      This will probably be the first of several EPL games that FUEL TV will show. Just a hunch. Looking at FUEL TV’s schedule, most of it is UFC right now, so there’s definitely room for EPL games now and again (FUEL is supposed to be transitioning to FOX Sports One next year).

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

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