BBC Scotland Extends Scottish League Cup Coverage

July 26, 2013

BBC Scotland will continue to broadcast the Scottish League Cup after agreeing an extension until 2016.

Four games per season will be broadcast live on the BBC as a part of the deal, which covers the next three seasons.

Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), the new body of Scottish football, will take over the running of the tournament from the now defunct Scottish Football League (SFL)

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “We are delighted to announce that BBC Scotland will again be screening live free-to-air coverage Scottish League Cup matches.

“This will ensure that as many viewers as possible are able to enjoy the drama of this season’s Scottish League Cup and should help attract a sponsor for this prestigious competition.”

BBC Scotland’s head of sport Ewan Angus added: “It’s great news for our audiences that we can bring top live action from the Scottish League Cup for the next three seasons.

“Building on the success of previous seasons, we will continue our high quality coverage of key games from the competition including a semi-final and the final each season.

“The combination of live matches and highlights on television with our live radio commentaries, online clips and iPlayer streaming makes it a winner for our audiences.”

 The competition has been broadcast on the BBC since 2004.