BBC Scotland secures SPL deal

BBC Radio Scotland has secured a new five year deal with the Scottish Premier League, offering live commentary of every match. The arrangement includes coverage online and on TV – where a 30 minute show will broadcast each week highlighting all recent Clydesdale Bank Premier League games.

And the broadcaster has also secured the rights to offer football fans the chance to view [i]on demand[/i] the goals and key moments from all the weekend matches online for a period of up to seven days.

Ewan Angus, Head of Sport, BBC Scotland, said: "We are delighted to have secured such a comprehensive rights package with the SPL. "We are looking forward to providing an exciting mix of coverage over the next five years. It is excellent news that our audiences across the country will continue to enjoy our unrivalled live service on BBC Radio Scotland.

"Both the television highlights programme and the online offering will ensure fans are kept up to date with all the goals and all the big talking points from every top flight fixture. The online provision of weekly football highlights is a first for the BBC and we are sure it will become increasingly popular as the pace of internet usage accelerates."

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