News UK Awarded Rights to Football Association Match Clips

LONDON – July 17, 2013 – Readers of The Sun, Times and?Sunday?Times will be able to access video clips of the best moments of England and FA Cup matches next year following a groundbreaking deal between News UK and the Football Association. This is in addition to the clips from 380 Barclays Premier League matches they will already be able to enjoy on their smart phones, tablets and PCs from the?17th August.

Securing the rights is testament to News UK’s technological edge and firm commitment delivering world class digital content to its customers.

The FA rights are shared between News UK and BTSport and the BBC.??This will allow News UK to show near-live clips across all its digital platforms of FA Cup matches, FA Community Shield matches, 14 England Senior Friendly matches, all England U21 matches (subject to them being broadcast live) and England Development Team matches over four years until autumn 2018.

Subscribers to The Sun, The Times and The?Sunday?Times will be able to access the clips when and where they want to via their smart phone, tablets and PCs.

News UK Chief Executive, Mike Darcey said: “This is a significant enhancement of our sports offering to all our readers, and will help transform the way football is enjoyed across a range of platforms. Compelling content is at the heart of the distinct offering which will help News UK deliver its goal of securing a sustainable future for our world-class journalism “.

In January, News UK announced it had secured rights to show Barclays Premier League clips as part of a three-year deal starting on?August 17 2013.

For further information contact the News UK Press Office on 020 7782 8000.