Sky Sports Renew SPL Broadcast Deal
By Community | July 31, 2012
Sky Sports have agreed a new deal with the Scottish Premier League (SPL)to continue coverage of Scottish League football for at least another five years.
Sky Sports’ coverage of the 2012/13 campaign will begin with Celtic v Aberdeen this Saturday (k/o 12.45pm).
The deal will also include live Rangers matches from the Scottish Football League, beginning with their opening clash away to Peterhead on August 11 (k/o 12.45pm).
Under the new deal, subject to ratification by the SPL clubs on Friday, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy 30 live matches a season, including five live Rangers fixtures from the Scottish Football League.
Also Multi-platform coverage for viewers with Sky across TV, online, mobile and tablet devices through Sky Go.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “We’ve supported Scottish football since we started over 20 years ago, and have always wanted to continue that commitment.
“Our viewers will see the SPL for five more years and our schedule includes the opening league match for Celtic. We will also follow Rangers as they plot their way back to Scottish football’s top flight.
“Clubs now have certainty over their income and exposure across the UK and Ireland and we look forward to the new season.”