List of Scottish Professional Football League broadcasters

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This is a list of television broadcasters which provide coverage of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), the top four levels of competition of football in Scotland.

History[edit]

The SPFL was formed in 2013 by a merger of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and Scottish Football League (SFL).[1] The league inherited media rights arrangements made by the SPL and SFL with Sky Sports and BT Sport.[1] The domestic rights deal was amended in 2014, following the relegation of Edinburgh clubs Hearts and Hibernian to the Scottish Championship.[2]

In 2013, SPFL sold its international broadcast rights in a £20 million, 10-year deal with sports content distributor MP & Silva. As part of this arrangement, in November 2013 a Chinese network PPLive TV agreed to show 58 live SPFL games a season.[3] A deal was agreed in July 2015 for up to 55 SPFL matches to be shown on "mainstream" Chinese television in the following three seasons, as part of the longer-term arrangement made in November 2013.[4]

International broadcasters[edit]

Country Language Broadcasters
 United Kingdom English
Gaelic
BT Sport
Sky Sports
BBC Alba (games across the Championship to League Two)
BBC Sport (highlights only, online & on TV on BBC Scotland)
STV (online highlights only)[5]
 Albania Albanian Tring[6]
 Armenia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Australia English beIN Sports
 Austria Austrian Sport1, DAZN and Laola1
 Azerbaijan Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Belarus Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Brazil Portuguese ESPN Brasil
 Canada English Sportsnet
  Caribbean English ESPN
 China Mandarin Tencent and PPTV
  Central Asia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Czech Republic Czech Digi Sport
 Estonia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 France French Canal+
 Georgia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Germany German Sport1, DAZN and Laola1
 Hungary Hungarian Digi Sport
 Ireland English BT Sport
Sky Sports
 Israel Hebrew Sport 5
 Italy Italian Mediaset Premium
 Japan Japanese DAZN
  Latin America Spanish ESPN
 Latvia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Liechtenstein German Teleclub, Sport1
 Lithuania Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Luxembourg German Sport1
  MENA English
Arabic
beIN Sports MENA
 Moldova Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Myanmar Sky Net
 Netherlands Dutch Ziggo Sport Totaal
 Romania Romanian Digi Sport and Look TV
 Singapore English Eleven Sports Network
 Slovakia Czech Digi Sport
  Sub-Saharan Africa Canal+ Afrique and fox sports
  Switzerland German
French
Teleclub, Sport1
 Turkey Turkish Tivibu Spor

Club online streams[edit]

Due to broadcasting restrictions, clubs cannot show games live in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Club Language Site
Aberdeen English REDTV International
Celtic English Celtic TV International
Dundee English DFCTV
Dundee United English ARABZONE
Dunfermline Athletic English PARSTV
Falkirk English Falkirk TV
Hearts English Hearts TV International
Hibernian English Hibernian TV
Motherwell English Motherwell TV International
Rangers English Rangers TV
Raith Rovers English RaithTV
St Mirren English St mirren TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SPFL: New Scottish league brands unveiled". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "New SPFL TV deal to include 15 Rangers games and four Edinburgh derbies". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scottish football to be broadcast live in China for first time". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Chris (20 July 2015). "SPFL agrees live TV deal for China". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "SPFL match highlights". STV Sport. Archived from the original on 2015-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Televizion".