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It’s a Good Day For Scottish Football on TV.. But Maybe Not Championship Fans

It’s a Good Day For Scottish Football on TV.. But Maybe Not Championship Fans

It’s a good day for Scottish football on TV with the SPFL set to announce some new deals to screen games.

Much has been made of the coverage of the game here, with many critical of Sky Sports’ product and the lack of games being screened overseas.

While Sky are still sticking around, some fans outside the UK will now be able to see SPFL games as the league have agreed a new two-year deal with beIN Sports, according to dailyrecord.co.uk.

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This will mean SPFL games will be broadcast in Australia, New Zealand and 24 other countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

On top of that, they’ve reportedly signed a £700,000 deal with BBC for Championship games.

That means games from Scotland’s second tier will be shown on BBC2 between now and the end of the season, with a new, dedicated Scottish channel due to launch in February.

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Unfortunately for those Championship clubs and fans, the same report from dailymail.co.uk says that Premiership clubs are set to earn most from the deal.

So while it’s a great day for those wanting to see SPFL football on more televisions, it’s not quite so good for those Championship sides looking to earn more money.

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