The BBC and Sky Sports are host broadcasters. For the 2009–10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 season, the BBC showed an evening highlights show, one leg of each semi-final and the final live. From 2012-13, the BBC will only show an evening highlights show for each round of matches after losing the rights in 2012. Sky broadcast at least one match from every round live, and from the 2012-13 have exclusive rights to broadcast both semi-finals and the final live after agreeing a three-year broadcast rights agreement in 2012.
In its early years, coverage of the competition was split between the BBC and ITV, though the final was usually on ITV (and was only shown as highlights until 1984). From 1988–89 to 2008–09, ITV were the only terrestrial broadcaster covering the competition. They showed it exclusively until 1996–97 when Sky began covering it, and acquired the exclusive live rights to the final.
In Australia, two matches from each round, the semi-finals and final are shown live on Setanta Sports Australia. In the U.S., games are broadcast by BeIN Sport USA. In Africa, Super Sport telecast the matches while Ten Sports and TEN Action+ cover the event in India and Pakistan. In Scandinavia, games are broadcast by Canal+.
In Arab countries, most matches from each round, the semi-finals and final are shown live on Al Jazeera Sports channels.
In Asia, excepting Japan and Korea, games are broadcast by Goal TV.
The semifinals and final are broadcast yearly in the United States on Fox Soccer.
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