Friday 26th July 2013

THE Scottish Professional Football League have announced that BBC Scotland has acquired the exclusive rights to screen Scottish League Cup matches for the next three seasons.

BBC Scotland will screen at least four Scottish League Cup matches each season for 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. The rights agreement also covers live radio commentary, highlights packages for television, online clips and streaming of selected live matches on the i-player.

SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster commented: “We are delighted to announce that BBC Scotland will again be screening live free-to-air coverage of Scottish League Cup matches. This will ensure that as many viewers as possible are able to enjoy the drama of this season’s Scottish League Cup and should help attract a sponsor for this prestigious competition.”

Ewan Angus, Head of Sport, BBC Scotland, said: “It’s great news for our audiences that we can bring top live action from the Scottish League Cup for the next three seasons. Building on the success of previous seasons, we will continue our high-quality coverage of key games from the competition including a semi-final and the Final in each season. The combination of live matches and highlights on television with our live radio commentaries, online clips and i-player streaming makes it a winner for our audiences.”

Sons kick-off the league cup campaign on Saturday August 3rd against Albion Rovers at the Bet Butler Stadium.

Alan Findlay

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