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BBC iPlayer launches FA Cup pop-up channel

First ever pop-up channel on iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is launching a pop-up channel dedicated to the FA Cup as the competition reaches its fourth round stage this weekend.

The FA Cup Channel is the first time iPlayer has ever done a pop-up channel, and will include a live stream of FA Cup action all day on both Saturday and Sunday.

All of the BBC’s live games will feature on the channel and viewers will be able to choose between the commentary from BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live or to watch the match with no commentary at all – similar to the options Amazon Prime offered viewers during its recent Premier League matches.

The channel will also include the Women’s FA Cup match between Manchester United and Manchester City, classic games from the BBC archive, highlights on Match of the Day, all the goals on Final Score, and FA Cup Rewind Round 4, which revisits moments from the fourth round in years gone by.

Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC iPlayer, said: “The FA Cup pop-up channel will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer all weekend and is a great example of the Total TV experience that you find there. It will be the place to enjoy all of the build-up and all of the goals, the live fourth round ties with your chosen commentary feed and some classic matches from the world’s original cup competition. Whatever kind of drama you are passionate about, BBC iPlayer is a great place to watch.”