Scottish Premier League extends Sky deal
August 1, 2012
Sky Sports has confirmed an agreement with the Scottish Premier League to continue its coverage of Scottish football for at least another five years. The broadcaster also revealed that it would cover the lower league games of ‘Old Firm’ side and top TV draw Rangers FC, relegated to the bottom tier of the Scottish Football League having entered financial administration.
As part of the deal, 30 live matches will be shown per season, including five live Rangers fixtures from the Scottish Football League. Coverage of the SPL begins with Celtic v Aberdeen on August 4th.
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.”