With all four quarter-finals of the FA Cup set to be televised, the only question was BBC or BTSport?
Now, according to a report in the Guardian, the BBC will get the tie of the round and will be showing Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford in March.
Dates and kick-off times have not yet been confirmed (nor has this information) but it is expected to be confirmed on Wednesday.
What that means is Bradford, who were already angry that their giant-killing exploits against Sunderland in the fifth round were not shown live, will once again not be on free-to-air TV.
Both BTSport and BBC share the order of picks for the games and this time the BBC got first and third pick.
Speaking to the Guardian, a BBC Spokesperson said
“The match selections are still with the FA and yet to be confirmed. We believe we have selected the most appealing quarter-final fixtures for our audiences, bearing in mind we share the order of picks with our broadcasting partners BT Sport.
“We will be showing extended highlights of all quarter-final ties on Match of the Day, plus there’s live commentary of all matches on Radio 5 live. We’re pleased that all four ties will be televised and all eight clubs will receive £247,500.”