As announced on the BBC’s official website, BBC Scotland has agreed a new four-year deal with the Scottish Professional Football League to cover matches across television, radio and online, together with additional social media clips and highlights on the BBC Sport website.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said in his statement: “This is fantastic news for Scottish football fans.” He said it was “a new and significantly improved deal for both parties. Everyone at the SPFL is delighted that our long-standing partnership with BBC Scotland has been extended by another four years”
BBC Sport Scotland will continue to provide television and online highlights and live radio commentaries of Scottish Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two matches from season 2016-17.
According to dailyrecord.co.uk, the new four-year TV rights deal is worth 10.6 million pounds, which is an increase of 4.4 million pounds from the previous contract.
BBC Scotland is available as free-to-air TV in HD via Astra 28.2°E satellite position on frequency 11023H with symbol rate 23000 and FEC correction 2/3.
Old Firm derby is back
Rangers are back in the Premiership after four-year absence, and they will renew their rivalry with Celtic in one of the most famous football derbies worldwide.
Rangers beat Celtic on penalties in the Scottish Cup semi-final and prove that they are ready for bringing the title back on Ibrox Park after the hardest period in the club’s history.