London, UK (PRWeb UK) February 24, 2010
Online TV has become an increasing popular way for viewers to catch their favourite shows, from comedy and drama, to documentaries and of course, sport. Football fans in particular have been getting in on the action recently by watching matches through The Football Association's FATV. Fans have been gaining access to a range of exclusive games through the online channel and this week's FA Cup replay matches will be the latest high profile games to be aired through FATV.
Tottenham Hotspur will be hosting Bolton Wanderers while Aston Villa will be hosting Crystal Palace and for those fans not making the trip the matches are available for free from 8pm on Wednesday 24 February.
FATV has already registered well over 600,000 individual views of its games, which this season have included FA Cup sponsored by E.ON fixtures, England Under-21 fixtures and the Women's Premier League Cup Final.
The Spurs v Bolton match follows a 1-1 draw at The Reebok Stadium, where England star Jermain Defoe equalised for Harry Redknapp's side. Meanwhile, the second match, Aston Villa v Crystal Palace, is taking place at the same time following a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.
The games will be available to viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland only on TheFA.com/fatv with the victors making it to the quarter-finals weekend over the 6th and 7th of March, when matches will be screened live and exclusively on ITV1.
All four teams taking part in the FA Cup replays will receive £123,750 from the FA Cup broadcast fund for being televised by FATV, making it a profitable venture for those involved as well as an exciting option for viewers.