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Plenty of Football Fans Are Angry About the New Scottish Cup TV Deal

Plenty of Football Fans Are Angry About the New Scottish Cup TV Deal

The Scottish Cup will be shown on Premier Sports from January and there’s a sizeable amount of football fans who seem pretty angry and disillusioned by the news.

The UK-based satellite channel will replace Sky Sports in showing the fourth-round onward in the New Year, with BBC Scotland retaining a certain percentage of free-to-air matches.

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At the moment, the Scottish Premiership’s TV rights is split between Sky and BT Sports, meaning if you’re a Scottish football fan keen on watching every competition you’d need to fork out for three different subscription services, with Premier Sports stating on their website that their current price is £9.99 per-month.

Aside from having to shell out even more money every month, some supporters have also mentioned the quality of Premier Sports, which hasn’t always been regarded in the highest standard in the past.

All in all, the reaction to the deal doesn’t make for great reading for the Scottish footballing hierarchy:

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