List of Scottish Professional Football League broadcasters

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

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three seasons, as part of the longer-term arrangement made in November 2013.[4] The agreement with MP & Silva was rescinded in August 2018, as it had defaulted on its payments.[5]

International broadcasters

Country Language Broadcasters
 Albania Albanian Tring[7]
 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
  Central Asia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Czech Republic Czech Digi Sport
 Denmark Danish Viasat Sport
 Estonia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Finland Finnish Viasat Sport
 France French Canal+
 Georgia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Germany German Sport1, DAZN and Laola1
 Hungary Hungarian Digi Sport
 Israel Hebrew Sport 5
 Italy Italian Mediaset Premium
 Latvia Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Liechtenstein German Teleclub, Sport1
 Lithuania Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Luxembourg German Sport1
 Moldova Russian Setanta Sports Eurasia
 Netherlands Dutch Ziggo Sport Totaal
 Norway Norwegian Viasat Sport
 Portugal Portuguese Eleven Sports
 Romania Romanian Digi Sport and Look TV
 Sweden Swedish Viasat Sport
 Slovakia Czech Digi Sport
  Switzerland German
French
Teleclub, Sport1
 Turkey Turkish Tivibu Spor
 Serbia Serbian
Croatian
Macedonian
Arena Sport
 Croatia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Montenegro
 Macedonia

Club online streams

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
Kilmarnock English Killie TV
Motherwell English Motherwell TV International
Rangers English Rangers TV
Raith Rovers English RaithTV
St Mirren English St mirren TV

References

  1. ^ a b "SPFL: New Scottish league brands unveiled". BBC Sport. 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. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Chris (20 July 2015). "SPFL agrees live TV deal for China". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  5. ^ "SPFL tears up broadcast agreement, claiming a default in payments". BBC Sport. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Second SPFL season live on BT Sport". BT Group. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Televizion".
 United Kingdom and  Ireland
Sky Sports 30 live matches per season until 2020
BT Sport 30 live matches per season plus play-offs live until 2020[6]
BBC Alba (UK only) 38 delayed matches on Saturday evenings and 6 live Scottish Championship or Scottish League One matches
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