Asia TV deal for A-League, FFA Cup

In another broadcasting boon for Australian football, the A-League and new FFA Cup tournament will be viewed across the subcontinent from next season.

One of India's largest sports broadcasters – Ten Sports – has secured the rights to both competitions for the next three years, the FFA website reports.

As part of the deal the network will broadcast a minimum of 86 of the 140 matches of the A-League season, as well as at least 10 games from the FFA Cup.

The deal means the A-League and FFA Cup will be broadcast into nations like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The news comes on the back of Sunday's A-League Grand Final smashing viewing records and becoming the most watched club match in the history of Australian football.

The Brisbane Roar-Western Sydney Wanderers thriller went live into 57 countries including Italy, the UK, Ireland, USA, China, Singapore, Mexico and South Africa.

FFA has an agreement with World Sport Group (WSG) to market the worldwide broadcast and digital rights for the Hyundai A-League until the end of the 2016/17 season.

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