ESPN-STAR Sports has secured exclusive broadcast rights for all Football Association (FA) Cup matches, the FA Community Shield and all senior and England under-21 home matches until 2018 for the South Asia region that includes India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal.

The deal, which will allow content to be made available across television, internet and mobile, was made with international media rights company MP & Silva. ESPN-STAR Sports will start with the broadcast of the first round of FA Cup matches from November 3.

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