talkSPORT has begun broadcasting the Capital One Cup after agreeing a three-season partnership with The Football League.
The deal will also see talkSPORT become The Football League’s official commercial radio partner outside the UK as talkSPORT Live, the station’s international service, will broadcast selected matches including the semi-finals and final. Full commentaries will be available via talkSPORT.com, mobiles, and international broadcast partners in a choice of English, Spanish and Mandarin for listeners.
On talkSPORT, the action kicked off last night as Manchester United played Newcastle United at Old Trafford, and the live and uninterrupted match commentaries was broadcast in the UK on 1053/1089AM, on digital radio and online at talkSPORT.co.uk.
Moz Dee, talkSPORT Programme Director, said: “Live commentary has proved to be a huge draw for our listeners both in the UK and internationally and further adds to our credibility as the leading sports radio broadcaster as we now offer more live football than ever before. We’re delighted to be part of this historic competition and have a bigger partnership with The Football League. We’re also delighted to be working with Capital One at the start of their journey with this competition.”
Richard Heaselgrave, The Football League’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “This agreement represents another significant boost for the Capital One Cup as we take live commentary to millions of loyal talkSPORT listeners across the UK and beyond.
“We look forward to working with talkSPORT to continue growing the public profile of this competition.”