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Vodacom secures rights to live-stream FA Cup matches

Watch out, SuperSport! Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018/2019 FA Cup football tournament. The games will be made available on a pay-per-view basis.

Vodacom customers can register for Video Play and binge on the next five rounds of English football from January until the final on 18 May 2019, the mobile operator said in a statement on Monday.

“Without the obligation of a monthly pay-TV subscription, Vodacom customers will have access to live, delayed-live or catch-up to all their favourite teams in the FA Cup, including highlights and clips from as little as R35 a game from any device of their choice. Full season tournament passes are also available for customers who want to watch more than just one game,” it said.

Video Play will next live-stream matches from the fourth round of the main tournament on Saturday, 26 January 2019, concluding with the final in May 2019, said Zunaid Mahomed, Vodacom’s group digital and fixed services officer. The company has not said how much it paid to secure the rights.

These are the pricing details for access to the FA Cup games:

  • Live — full-pass access to all live, delayed live and highlights: R249
  • Live — pay-per-view access to single live matches: R35
  • Catch-up — full pass R25
  • Catch-up — pay per view: R15  — (c) 2019 NewsCentral Media

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